“Washington, D.C. – Donald Trump on Friday called for an end to gun-free zones in the wake of the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left four Marines dead. Authorities say Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24, also wounded three others when he sprayed a military recruiting center at a strip mall with bullets, then drove seven miles to assault Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga before he was shot and killed by police.
“Trump tweeted that the zones prevent soldiers from being able to protect themselves. “Military Lives Matter! End gun free zones! Our soldiers must be able to protect themselves! This has to stop!” he tweeted. Jeb Bush echoed Trump’s thoughts, telling reporters laws should be reviewed to allow military members working on bases and recruiting offices to carry guns. “It seems to me that if you have military bases or recruiting offices, these are symbols of American might. They’re targets,” he said during a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada.
But, as usual, Trump went even further with his statements: “It is terrorist attacks like these that are both devastating to America and at the same time, serve to unite us and bring us closer together.
However, it is my position that this and many other incidents similar to this one would not have happened if certain members of our society had been banned from carrying and possessing weapons in the first place.”
Asked to elaborate on his comments, Trump opined that “the biggest threat to freedom-loving Americans in their own country today, in addition to unreasonable gun control laws for patriots, are illegal immigrants and domestic terrorists who are, in fact, allowed to carry guns.”
“What we’ve got in America today is an almost insane situation,” the billionaire real-estate mogul said. “On one hand, Obama is clenching his gun-controlling fist more and more around Americans who love their country and only wish to protect themselves and their families. And keep in mind here that we’re talking mostly about Christians who are very often war veterans, and are therefore trained to used weapons safely. But, on the other hand, illegal immigrants from Mexico and the Middle East are able to carry guns without any control whatsoever, and they’re the people who threaten American freedom the most. That’s just something I can’t wrap my head around.”
He added: “That’s why I believe we as a country need to pass legislation that forbids Muslims and Mexicans from carrying guns altogether. Only then will we be safe enough to focus on the real problems of our country, like keeping it ours in the future. But, I guess it’s easy for Muslims to strut across the US armed to their teeth. After all, the President is one of their own. Just goes to show anything is possible when you have friends in high places.”