That didn’t take long.
GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump used the Paris attack to make a political statement on Saturday.
According to Trump things would have been “much, much different” if the peopel who were attacked had guns.
“When you look at Paris — the toughest gun laws in the world, Paris — nobody had guns but the bad guys. Nobody. Nobody had guns,” Trumps said at a campaign rally in Beaumont, Texas.
“They were just shooting them one by one,” the Republican presidential front-runner said.
At least 89 people were killed at Paris’ Bataclan concert venue, where attackers opened fire and then took hostages. A total of 129 people were killed during multiple attacks around the city.
“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,” he said to loud cheers from his supporters.
Trump said most gun violence happens in cities that have strict gun laws.
“I hear it all the time,” he said. “You look at certain cities that have the highest violence, the highest problem with guns and shootings and killings. Chicago as an example, toughest gun laws in the United States. Nothing but problems. So our country better get smart, because we’re not smart right now.”
He also used the Paris attacks to say the US would be “insane” to take in Syrian refugees.