After horrifying church shooting in Texas, President Trump speaks out on new gun laws.
Sunday was a horrifying day for many after a shooter walked into a Texas church and opened fire. He ended up killing 26 people and leaving even more injured and devastated.
Since this has been the second mass shooting within just a month of each other, President Trump shared about new gun laws. He released a statement on Tuesday saying that new gun laws would have made “no difference” in preventing the massacre at a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Many were shocked and appalled by the statement, but others completely agree with President Trump. According to reports, he was asked at a press conference in South Korea about his recent comments calling for “extreme vetting” immediately following the New York City terror attack.
They were wondering if he would “favor similar scrutiny for those looking to purchase firearms.” The President continued to share that if the laws were in place, that one man at the shooting may have not had a rifle in his truck.
He wouldn’t have been able to go neutralize the shooter, and many more could be dead as a result.
“If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago,you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck. Go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him.”
“I can only say this. If [the neighbor] didn’t have a gun, instead of 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead. So that’s the way I feel about it, not going to help.”
Trump says that it was due to “mental health problems” and not U.S. gun laws. Although many think that he is having double standards about the issue.
Many have been comparing the president’s response to the Texas mass shooting to the terror attack in New York City. Only a couple of hours after he shared that he had already directed the Department of Homeland Security to institute strict vetting procedures and called for Congress to change immigration policy according to his Tweet.
I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2017
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