Today Donald Trump warned that President Obama’s planned executive actions to expand background checks on gun purchases are a step toward greater restrictions on Americans’ access to guns. He told CNN‘s Chris Cuomo during an interview on New Day.
“Pretty soon you won’t be able to get guns. It’s another step in the way of not getting guns.”
Trump’s comments come hours before Obama is expected to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss ways to toughen restrictions for access to firearms. Trump has suggested that the keys to blunting mass shootings are an increased focus on mental health– a focus on “the people that actually pull the trigger on the gun”– and a push to put those weapons in the hands of civilians.
“If the people in Paris had guns, you know what, you wouldn’t have had 134 people and many more to follow get killed. And if people in California had guns, a couple of guns in that room, you wouldn’t have had 16 people killed.
Whenever I see gun-free zone, that’s a flag for the whackos to come in and start shooting people.”
Fear mongering is a tried and tested strategy, so this comes as no surprise at this stage of the game. He’s afraid he might not win Iowa. Shame on him that he is playing with real lives when he uses gun safety as a political tool to bolster his insane campaign. (via CNN)