I really hope this is just FAKE NEWS. If it’s not Trump will not hear the end of it.
President Donald Trump is considering giving Democrats a major victory on gun control after the massacre in Virginia.
The gunman is the Virginia shooting last week used a handgun but it was equipped with a silencer and now liberals are latching on to that.
“I’d like to think about it. I mean nobody’s talking about silencers very much. I did talk about the bump stock and we had it banned and we’re looking at that.
“I’m going to seriously look at it. I don’t love the idea of it,” he said to Piers Morgan on “Good Morning Britain” on Wednesday, ABC News reported.
The gunman suspected of killing a dozen people at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center allegedly committed the massacre with legally-bought pistols and a gun suppressor, according to officials said.
As Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam urges lawmakers on the state Capitol to take up a package on gun control legislation, the rhetoric around firearms has intensified after more recent mass shootings.
When asked about recent gun violence, President Trump said: “What’s happening is crazy. It’s crazy what’s going on with schools and not only in our country.”
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 156 mass shootings in the United States in 2019. President Trump, who recently spoke at the National Rifle Association convention, defended gun rights.
Trump, in ambivalent answers to Piers Morgan Qs, said there’s “always a chance” of military conflict with Iran.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 5, 2019
— Matthew Kracht (@solon594bce) June 5, 2019
REPORTER: “The suspect in the Virginia Beach shooting used a silencer on his weapon. Do you believe that silencers should be restricted?”
PRESIDENT TRUMP: “I don’t like them at all.” pic.twitter.com/Xsi0q2VxHQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 3, 2019
President Trump said he would like to think about a ban on gun silencers but that “I don’t love the idea of it” https://t.co/w84TEX30F3
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 5, 2019
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) June 5, 2019
Is there a crack in Republican opposition to stronger gun control measures? https://t.co/uB5JUBa1oZ
— Bloomberg (@business) June 5, 2019