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Trump: 'Extreme Vetting' Of Gun Purchases Would Lead To Less 'Good Guys With Guns'

In South Korea, President Donald Trump claimed that making guns harder to purchase would prevent 'good guys with guns' from preventing future mass shootings. (photo credit: Nick Vadon / Flickr)

In South Korea, President Donald Trump claimed that making guns harder to purchase would prevent 'good guys with guns' from preventing mass shootings. He (intentionally) fails to see how gun regulations could prevent the need for 'good guys with guns'.

Mr. Trump was asked during a joint news conference with the president of South Korea whether he would support “extreme vetting” of gun buyers, comparable to the vetting his administration has sought to impose on visitors from some predominantly Muslim countries. “If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago,” the president replied, “and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him.” (but you also may not have had the shooter in the first place.)

Trump chose not to mention how gun laws COULD have prevented Sunday's shooting.

Mr. Trump did not address the fact that the Air Force has said it should have entered the assailant, Devin P. Kelley, into a federal database after he was court-martialed on domestic violence charges years ago. That would have prohibited him from legally buying the military-style rifle he used to kill 26 parishioners on Sunday inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

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