While addressing a crowd in Beaumont, Texas, Saturday afternoon, presidential hopeful Donald Trump indicated the high number of casualties resulting from a terrorist attack in Paris on Friday could have been reduced if it wasn’t for France’s over-the-top gun control laws.
“When you look at Paris – you know, the toughest gun laws in the world in Paris – nobody had guns but the bad guys. Nobody. Nobody had guns, and they were just shooting them one by one,” Trump said a short time after leading his hour-long speech with a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks, The Washington Post reported.
“You can say what you want, but if they had guns – if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry – it would have been a much, much different situation,” he said.