Donald Trump Reacts to WDBJ Shooting: ‘This Isn’t a Gun Problem, This Is a Mental Problem’ (Video)

“I am a very much 2nd Amendment person,” GOP frontrunner tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo

Last Updated: August 27, 2015 @ 8:42 AM

Donald Trump responded to the WDBJ shooting on Thursday morning, saying he wouldn’t do anything different with U.S. gun policy.

“I don’t think I would,” he responded to Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day” about taking action on gun control. “This isn’t a gun problem, this is a mental problem.”

Trump said the case of the WDBJ shooting was more about gunman Vester Flanagan than guns gone wild.

“You’re not going to get rid of all guns,” he said, suggesting if laws were made to restrict guns, the bad guys would still have them, but the good guys wouldn’t.

“I am a very much Second Amendment person,” Trump continued, saying, “You need protection.”

The real estate mogul said it’s more an issue of mental health than oversupply of guns, but stopped short of proposing a specific policy to combat the mass shooting epidemic in America.

“It is a very complex situation and very, very sad situation,” he concluded.

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