Monday, October 05, 2015

Donald Trump: Gun violence will happen no matter what you do

On Sunday, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump said that gun violence will happen “no matter what you do,” even in U.S. cities with the strongest gun laws.

“You take Chicago, you take Baltimore, you take various other places where you have tremendous gun violence and death. The strictest laws in the United States– in the world– for guns happens to be Chicago where they have a lot of problems. Baltimore, a lot of the places where you have the biggest problem is where they have the strongest laws.

“I don’t think it’s about laws.

“The strongest, the most stringent laws are in almost every case the worse places. It doesn’t seem to work. It’s a tough situation. nd when it comes to the schools, it really is mental health. It’s a mental problem.”

“But, you know, no matter what you do, guns, no guns, it doesn't matter. You have people that are mentally ill. And they're gonna come through the cracks. And they're going to do things that people will not even believe are possible.

“I see it was a gun-free zone. And you were not allowed to have guns at all in that particular area. And you could make the case that it woulda been a lot better had people had guns because they had something to fire back.”

“But in the meantime, the news is all using his name. And everybody now knows his name. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you wouldn’t cover it? Because I think that’s part of the problem. You have copycats. They wanna do it. They think it’s wonderful. They’re sick people," Trump said on NBC’s Meet the Press.

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