President Trump addressed the NRA convention on Friday and made no mention of the gun control proposals he publicly embraced after February’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Instead, Trump criticized Britain and France’s tight gun control laws. Trump claimed hospitals in Britain have been overwhelmed with stabbing victims.
President Donald Trump: “Yes, that’s right. They don’t have guns, they have knives. And instead, there’s blood all over the floors of this hospital. They say it’s as bad as a military war zone hospital. Knives, knives, knives.”
Then he turned his attention to France, suggesting the the 2015 Paris attacks could have been prevented if France had looser gun laws.
President Donald Trump: “They were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists that had guns. They took their time and gunned them down one by one. Boom! Come over here. Boom! Come over here. Boom!”
Trump’s remarks sparked outrage in France and Britain. In London, the director of the city’s major trauma system, Dr. Karim Brohi, said it is ridiculous to suggest guns are part of the solution to knife violence.