President Donald Trump said on June 5 that unarmed civilians are “sitting ducks” by obeying laws that prevent carrying guns for self-defense.
“When somebody has a gun illegally and nobody else has a gun because the laws are that you can’t have a gun, those people are gone,” Trump told “Good Morning Britain’s” Piers Morgan during an interview that covered a range of gun control topics.
“They have no chance,” he added.
The POTUS discusses gun violence with @piersmorgan. He says unarmed civilians are ‘sitting ducks’ and don’t stand a chance when faced with ‘bad guys’ with guns.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019
Morgan brought up the Virginia Beach shootings as the latest example of America’s high gun crime rate.
“America has a particular issue with gun violence. There’s been a 150 mass shootings in America this year alone. In Britain, we have 35 gun deaths a year,” Morgan said.
“Yeah, but in London you have stabbings allover. I read an article where everyone’s being stabbed,” Trump replied. “They said your hospital is a sea of blood all over the floors.”
“We have a problem with knife crime,” Morgan responded.
Trump told Morgan that the Paris shootings in November 2015 that killed 130 would never have happened had “two or three of those people had a gun.”
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