By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Following Donald Trump’s statements that the August 26 2015 shootings of a WDBJ-TV reporter and cameraman were indicative of mental problems rather than a gun problem, “68 percent” of likely voters told Rasmussen they agree with Trump’s assessment.
Breitbart News previously reported that Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that he was “a very strong Second Amendment person” and stressed that guns were not to blame for the heinous attack. Rather, Trump said Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan was a “a very sick man.”
He added, “In the old days, they had mental institutions for people like [Flanagan] because he was really, definitely borderline and definitely would have been and should have been institutionalized.”
Trump argued that pursuing gun control in the wake of something like the Virginia shooting only makes it harder for “sane people” to get guns with which to protect themselves.
According to Rasmussen, “68 percent” of likely voters share Trump’s view of the shooting and nearly as many—two thirds of likely voters—have maintained this view since Adam Lanza stole guns and opened fire on innocents in Sandy Hook …read more