Sunday Feb 05, 2023

Donald Trump’s solution for school massacres: More guns

The United States should make it easier to confine “deranged” people, says Donald Trump, who insists the cure for America’s epidemic of gun violence is even more guns.

Addressing a conference of the National Rifle Association in Houston mere days after a teenage gunman cut down 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, Mr Trump said gun-free school zones leave victims with no means to defend themselves.

“As the age-old saying goes, the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the former president said.

“The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens.

“Clearly, we need to make it far easier to confine the violent and mentally deranged into mental institutions.”

Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde by an 18-year-old gunman equipped with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle again focused attention on the NRA, a major donor to Congress members, mostly Republicans.

Mr Trump said every school should have a single point of entry, strong fencing and metal detectors, adding that police or armed guards need to be present at all times in every school.

“This is not a matter of money. This is a matter of will. If the United States has $40 billion to send to Ukraine, we can do this,” he said, referring to Washington’s financial and military support for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion in February.


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