As President Trump kicked off his press conference, a reporter had the nerve to try and ambush the leader of the free world and asked him how he feels about vetting guns. The question followed the Texas massacre that killed nearly 26 people.
Trump held the press conference together with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during which he commented the reporter is “bringing up a situation that probably shouldn’t be discussed too much right now.”
“But it’s OK if you feel that that’s an appropriate question, even though we’re in the heart of South Korea,” he added.
Trump then explained how gun control would not have stopped the attacker from opening fire, but the citizens who saved the day wouldn’t have been able to react.
“I can only say this: If he didn’t have a gun, instead of having 26 dead, you would’ve had hundreds more dead. So that’s the way I feel about it. Not gonna help,” Trump said.
The reporter wanted to know if Trump has any gun control plan whatsoever, so Trump stated that Chicago has gun control implemented and is, yet, suffering from everyday violence of that sort.
“When you look at the city with the strongest gun laws in our nation, is Chicago,” he shot back. “And Chicago is a disaster. It’s a total disaster. Just remember, if this man didn’t have a gun or a rifle, you would be talking about a much worse situation in the great state of Texas.”
As police reports show, shooter Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people in front of a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, while injuring more than dozens. The massacre could not have been prevented if it wasn’t for an ex-NRA instructor who managed to put an end to the shooting.
In the end, the chase ended in Kelley’s death as a result of a suicide.