President Trump on Friday blamed France’s tough gun laws for the November 2015 terror attack in Paris that left 130 people dead and more than 400 injured.
“So let’s talk about guns, shall we? Paris, France, has the toughest gun laws in the world. The [French] president just left the White House. Nobody has guns, nobody,” the president told the record crowd of about 80,000 at the annual NRA convention in Dallas.
“We all remember more than 130 people plus tremendous numbers of people that were horribly, horribly wounded. Nobody ever talks about them. They talk about the people that died. They never mention that 250 [sic] people had horrible, horrible wounds,” Trump said in a rambling speech that nonetheless whipped the delirious crowd into a frenzy.
“I mean, they never mention that. But they died in a restaurant and various other close proximity places. They were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists that had guns. They took their time and gunned them down one by one,” he said.
Trump then simulated the terror attack — as the crowd laughed and cheered.
“Boom! Come over here. Boom, come here. Boom. If you were in those rooms, one of those people and the survivors said it just lasted forever,” Trump continued.
“But if one employee or just one patron had a gun or if one person in this room had been there with a gun aimed at the opposite direction, the terrorists would have fled or been shot, and it would have been a whole different story. I mean, right?”
Seven terrorists were killed in the attack on the Bataclan theater and other nearby locations, including sidewalk cafes.
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