During his speech at the annual NRA conference, Former President Donald Trump argued that the U.S. needs to make it easier to institutionalize “deranged” people and eliminate gun-free school zones following the tragic mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
“Clearly, we need to make it far easier to confine the violent and mentally deranged into mental institutions,” Trump said in his speech at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston.
The mass shooting that took place just a few days before the event, which was carried out by an 18 year old gunman equipped with a semiautomatic rifle, once again focused the left’s attention on the gun rights advocacy group, a major donor Congress members, mostly Republicans.
In his speech, Trump provided some suggestions on how to improve the security of schools, asserting that every school should have a single point of entry, strong fencing, metal detectors and a police officer or armed guard present at all times.
“This is not a matter of money. This is a matter of will. If the United States has $40 billion to send to Ukraine, we can do this,” the former president said, referring to Congress’ recent decision to send financial and military support to Ukraine following Russia’s invasion in February.
Trump also advocated for eliminating gun-free school zones, noting that such areas leave victims with no way to defend themselves in case of an attack by an armed person.
“As the age-old saying goes, the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” he said.
“The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens,” Trump added.
‘Gun-free zone’ signs might as well say “sitting ducks” at this point, and any sane person knows that. The only people who obey those signs are the good guys. Criminals, by definition, do not follow the law. They are far more likely to choose an area where their victims are not able to defend themselves. Notice that mass shootings never happen at shooting ranges, gun shows, gun stores or NRA conventions.