Posted by jhingarat21 on 16th Oct 2015
Donald Trump: ‘Sometimes’ I Carry a Concealed Handgun Because ‘I Feel Much Better Being Armed’
Donald Trump says that he occasionally carries a concealed gun.
In an interview with CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday, host John Dickerson asked Trump if he ever carried a concealed weapon.
“Sometimes,” Trump responded, according to a transcript.
When asked about if more people should carry concealed guns in the wake of violent mass shootings, the current Republican presidential front-runner said that while it was up to people to make their own decisions, he takes comfort in carrying his weapon.
“I will tell you, I feel much better being armed,” Trump said.
Trump has doubled down on his support for gun rights following a mass shooting at an Oregon community college earlier this month that left 10 dead. At a campaign rally last week, the real-estate magnate suggested that the victims may have survived if teachers were armed.
“If you had a couple of the teachers or somebody with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off,” Trump said.
Despite favoring popular gun-control proposals in the past, Trump has throughout his presidential candidacy been one of the most vocal opponents of gun-control efforts. Trump’s gun policy platform contains no measures tightening access to guns and suggests that the federal government should allow concealed carry permits to cross state lines.