Trump Backs Away from Statement Orlando Victims Should Have Had Guns

HeadlineJun 21, 2016

Trump meanwhile has backed away from his statement the victims of the Orlando massacre should have had guns. A day after the attack, Trump told radio host Howie Carr, “It’s too bad that some of the young people that were killed over the weekend didn’t have guns, you know, attached to their hips … where bullets could have flown in the opposite direction … It would have been a much different deal.” Even officials with the National Rifle Association distanced themselves from Trump’s remarks; lobbyist Chris Cox told ABC, “No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms.” On Monday, Trump tweeted he was “obviously talking about additional guards or employees.”

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