gun free zone

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called into Fox & Friends over the weekend to discuss the shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College.

He took on the concept of gun free zones, asking “Wouldn’t they have been better off if somebody in the room, anybody, anybody, had a gun to at least help them out?”

Trump called gun free zones “a disaster,” adding that “Everybody’s just a sitting duck.”

Via Fox News Insider:

Trump pointed out that Umpqua Community College was a gun-free zone, so the only person who had a gun was the bad guy.

“Everybody was sitting there and there was nothing they could do, not a thing they could do,” Trump said. “The police did a fantastic job getting in that quickly, but there was nobody with any protection.”

“Wouldn’t they have been better off if somebody in the room, anybody, anybody, had a gun to at least help them out?” Trump said. “It was a terrible thing. And these gun-free zones are a disaster. Everybody’s just a sitting duck.”

He added that he believes shootings like this are more mental health issues than gun issues.

“We have to do something about mental health. It is becoming a bigger and bigger problem. Certainly, every one of these instances with the school shootings and the movie theater shooters, every one of them turns out to be the same kind of a character.”

As we pointed out last week, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security does not believe you’d be ‘better off if somebody in the room had a gun.’

Instead, they’d rather you simply run, hide, and throw random items at the crazed gunman.

Comment:  Are gun free zones more helpful or harmful to the safety of innocent, law-abiding people?

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