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Trump Campaign Reverses Claim Trump Purchased Handgun, Which Would Be Illegal

HeadlineSep 26, 2023

Trump’s 2024 campaign is denying the former president purchased a Glock pistol during a visit to a gun store in South Carolina Monday. Video widely shared on social media shows Trump admiring the weapon, which was decorated with Trump’s name and likeness, and saying he’d like to buy it. Federal law bars the sale of firearms to people who are under indictment for crimes carrying sentences of more than a year — which includes Trump. This comes days after President Biden unveiled a new White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

President Joe Biden: “After every mass shooting, we hear a simple message, the same message heard all over the country, and I’ve been to every mass shooting: 'Do something. Please do something. Do something to prevent the tragedies that leave behind survivors who will always carry the physical and emotional scars.'”

The Gun Violence Archive reports nearly 32,000 people across the United States have died from firearms so far this year; 519 people have been killed in mass shootings. 

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