President Donald Trump said Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions.
Trump said he had been speaking with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republicans about the problem of gun violence and that “they don’t want to have insane people, dangerous people, really bad people having guns.”
“We don’t want crazy people owning guns,” the president added. “It’s them. They pull the trigger. The gun doesn’t pull the trigger. They pull the trigger. So we read more >>>