SEOULÂ â? President Trump on Tuesday true that tougher gun laws may not have stopped the mass capturing in Sutherland Springs, Texas, final weekend and in fact âhundreds moreâ could have died had another man not really been able to âneutralizeâ the claimed killer with a gun of their own.
Asked during a news meeting here whether he would entertain âextreme vettingâ on guns, Trump appeared annoyed by the question and suggested it had been not appropriate to talk about âin the heart of South Korea.â
He then answered by saying âif we did what you are suggesting it would have made no difference three days ago.â Devin Patrick Kelley opened fireplace with an assault rifle killing 26Â people in a church. Another man, Stephen Willeford, later grabbed his own weapon and exchanged fire with Kelley outside the church. Police found Kelley dead of a self-inflicted gunshot injury but authorities said Willeford assisted stop Kelley and called your pet a âhero. “
Trump known Willeford as a âbrave manâ? plus said âif he had not had a gun, instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more deadâ¦ Itâs not going to help.â
Trump was responding to questions after a bilateral meeting with Southern Korean President Moon Jae-in, who else also participated in the news meeting. Reporter Ali Vitali of NBC News followed up by inquiring Trump if he would consider every other gun control measure.
âLook at the city with the strongest gun laws our in our nation â Chicago,â Trump replied. âChicago is a disaster, a total disaster. If this man did not have a gun or rifle it would have been a much worse situation in the great state of Texas.â