'If they had guns it would have been very different'... Donald Trump under fire for comments on Paris attacks
Published 18/11/2015 | 13:02
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is in the news again, this time for comments made about the Paris terror attacks during a presidential campaign rally in Texas.
Less than twenty-four hours after the tragedy in Paris, Donald Trump used the incident as an example to argue against stricter gun control in the US.
He insisted that Friday night in Paris would have been "much, much different" if the Parisians "were allowed to carry".
He told the assembled crowds "when you look at Paris - the toughest gun laws in the world, Paris... nobody had guns but the bad guys. Nobody".
"They were just shooting them one by one... You can say what you want, but if they had guns — if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry — it would've been a much, much different situation".
Trump also used Paris to argue against the US taking in a large number of Syrian refugees, labelling the idea "insane".