Trump: Paris Attacks Would Have Been ‘Different’ If Civilians Were Armed
Donald Trump didn’t waste any time offering his opinion on the recent Paris attacks. He spewed off the typical nonsense that the tragedy could have been avoided if civilians were armed.
“When you look at Paris, you know, the toughest gun laws in the world, nobody had guns except for the bad guys, nobody,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Beaumont, Texas, on Saturday. “Nobody had guns, and they were just shooting them one by one.”
“And I’ll tell you what, you can say what you want, but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have been a much, much different situation,” he said.
The Hill reports:
At least 129 civilians were killed in France in a series of coordinated terror attacks Friday. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken responsibility for the attacks.
Trump also called President Obama’s plan to take in displaced Syrian refugees “insane.”
He pointed to reports that indicate one of the attackers in Paris may have been a migrant who entered Europe through Greece.
“Our president wants to take in 250,000 from Syria. I mean, think of it, 250,000 people, and we all have heart, and we all want people taken care of and all that, but the problems our country has to take in 250,000 people, some of whom are going to have problems, big problems, is just insane,” he said.
The businessman called for the U.S. to bomb oil fields in the Middle East, which he says are the source of ISIS’s wealth.
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