Keeping guns out of the hands of Americans doesn’t make us safer — it makes us sitting ducks.
That was the message that billionaire GOP hopeful Donald Trump sent at a Vermont rally yesterday, as President Obama took to the airwaves to try to sell new gun-control measures.
Last evening Obama participated in a CNN town hall to try to convince wary Americans to back a series of executive orders on gun control that he announced this week.
Obama’s measures would add heavy red tape to the gun resale market. They expand mandatory background checks to gun shows, flea markets and online sales, and would force resellers to register as gun dealers.
But just as Obama was taking the stage, Trump told attendees in Burlington that an increased focus on reducing gun ownership is making us all less safe. Trump took aim at Obama’s executive orders and the gun-free zones at schools and military bases.
“You know what a gun-free zone is for a sicko? That’s bait,” Trump told the crowd.