Trump: If Clubgoers Had Guns, Orlando Tragedy Wouldn’t Have Been As Bad
Donald Trump thinks clubgoers in Orlando should have been armed after a terror attack with a gun killed and wounded more than 100. It was only a matter of time before someone said it, and the presumptive GOP nominee didn’t disappoint.
— Alisyn Camerota (@AlisynCamerota) June 13, 2016
“If you had some guns in that club the night that this took place, if you had guns on the other side, you wouldn’t have had the tragedy that you had,” he said on CNN.
“If people in that room had guns, with the bullets flying in the opposite direction right at him, right at his head, you wouldn’t have had the same tragedy that you ended up having,” he added.
“But if you had guns in that room, even if you had a number of people having it strapped to your ankle or strapped to their waste, where bullets could have flown in the other direction right at him, you wouldn’t have had the same kind of a tragedy.”
From the Hill:
The nightclub attack early Sunday morning left 50 people dead, including the shooter, and many more injured, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
The shooting sparked some lawmakers to call for Congress to pass new gun control laws.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday called for gun control, saying the U.S. needs to keep guns “like the ones used last night” out of the hands of terrorists and criminals.
“This is the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, and it reminds us once more that weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Clinton said.
Trump on CNN said the country needs to stop taking in Syrian refugees and slammed the current leadership for being “weak.” He said this is a case for “surveillance” and “intelligence gathering.”