Trump On Va. Shooting: ‘This Isn’t A Gun Problem. This Is A Mental Problem’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump echoed other politicians’ sadness over yesterday’s on-air killing of two Virginia journalists during an interview with CNN on Thursday morning.

“It’s just too bad we couldn’t fix these things beforehand,” Trump told CNN.

But Trump said the way to fix it didn’t have to do with guns.

“This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem,” Trump said. “It’s not a question of the laws, it’s really the people.”

He talked about his support of the Second Amendment, but said preventing shootings can be difficult.

“What are you going to do? Put him in jail for the rest of his life because he looks a little off?” Trump said. “Too bad that we can’t figure out beforehand, but it’s a pretty tough thing to do.”

The real estate mogul said mental illness is a “massive problem” in America.

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  1. The real estate mogul said mental illness is a “massive problem” in America.

    He’s got that right. Just look at his and the GOTP ‘base’…

  2. Avatar for imkmu3 imkmu3 says:

    “This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem,” Trump said. “It’s not a question of the laws, it’s really the people.”

    Standard answer. Oh it’s just the bad actors–the disturbed people in our society.

    No. It’s not. We either have far more than our share of disturbed people in America, or that line bull shit and something created and parroted by the NRA and their sock puppet legislators. This issue is guns. Too many in the hands of too many.

  3. Avatar for tao tao says:

    Nothing can be done in the only country in the world where this happens constantly. Yeah. It must be a mental problem for sure.

  4. It’s people with mental problems having easy access to guns, jerkface.

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