Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says ''it would've been a much, much different situation'' if France had different gun laws and more civilians were armed during a series of deadly attacks in Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested on Saturday (November 14) that fewer people would have been killed if France had different gun laws and more civilians were armed during a series of deadly attacks in Paris the day before. "When you look at Paris, you know, the toughest gun laws in the world, Paris. Nobody had guns but the bad guys, nobody," said the Republican frontrunner at a rally in Beaumont, Texas, after holding a moment of silence to honor those killed in the attacks. "And I'll tell you what. You can say what you want, but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would've been a much, much different situation." Gunmen and bombers carried out a wave of attacks on restaurants, a concert hall and near a sports stadium across Paris on Friday in a deadly rampage claimed by Islamic State that killed 129 people and wounded 352, of which 99 remain in a critical condition. "What's going on is terrible and when you look at what happened in that case, it was just reported, one from Syria. Our president wants to take in 250,000 from Syria," said Trump to a booing crowd. "I mean, think of it, 250,000 people. And we all have heart and we all want people taken care of and all of that, but with the problems our country has, to take in 250,000 people, some of whom are going to have problems, big problems, is just insane." Trump also criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for claiming the Islamic State is "shrinking" in an interview on Friday before the attacks, that ISIL is shrinking. "He is just so bad!" Trump said on Twitter. Trump made similar comments earlier this year following attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, when he tweeted "Isn't it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?" The French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud responded to Trump's tweet, calling it "repugnant in its lack of any human decency."