United States President Donald Trump says strong gun laws would not have stopped a mass shooting at a south Texas church, claiming that more limitation might have led to more casualties.
Donald Trump spoke at a news conference in South Korea where he was asked about “maximum review” for gun purchases.
Trump stated that “If you did what you’re proposing, there would have been no contrast three days ago and you might not have had that very brave person by chance find to have a gun or a rifle in his trunk.”
Trump added that if the Good Samaritan didn’t have a gun, “instead of having 26 dead, hundreds or more would have been dead.”
Nothing less than 450 rounds of ammunition was fired by Devin Patrick Kelley at worshipers in Sunday’s attack at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Authorities state this.
The dead ranged in age from 18 months to 77 years old.
Trump’s more low reply to gun violence differences with his swift call for legislative and military action following the Oct. 31 truck attack in New York City.
During the time a rental truck forcing through a crowded bicycle way and into a school bus, Trump called for Congress to “instantly” revoke the variety visa lottery program that Sayfullo Saipov the suspect, an Uzbekistan citizen, used to enter the country in 2010.
After the Las Vegas shooting, Trump and aides said it was not suitable to consider a policy reply while people were still mourning.
Despite days later proposing lack of restriction to outlawing the bump stock device that allowed Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock to fire at near-automatic rates, the Trump administration has shown no signs of importance.
Trump, who supported gun control before changing his position to enter the Republican presidential primary, courted the National Rifle Association’s endorsement in 2016, and earlier this year Donald trump became the first United States president in three decades to speak at the gun group’s annual convention.