Trump: Less strict gun laws would have changed Paris attacks

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Saturday, Nov. 14 that the terrorist attacks in Paris would have been “much different” if victims had guns.John Raoux/AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Saturday, Nov. 14 that the terrorist attacks in Paris would have been “much different” if victims had guns.

Donald Trump said if victims of the massacre in Paris had guns it would have been a “much different situation.”

Trump spoke at a presidential rally in Texas on Saturday saying cities with tough gun laws have the highest problems with shootings and killings, referencing Chicago specifically.

“I’ll tell you what… if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry,” Trump said as the crowd started cheering. “It would have been a much, much different situation.”

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The Republican presidential candidate went on to say how the attacks were carried out with the terrorists shooting victims one by one.

“Nobody had guns but the bad guys,” Trump said to the Texas crowd.

At least 129 people were killed in the attacks and 352 injured. Terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the rampage that happened at a soccer stadium, concert hall and row of restaurants.

Forensic scientists inspect the Cafe Bonne Biere on Rue du Faubourg du Temple in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 130 people dead.KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

Forensic scientists inspect the Cafe Bonne Biere on Rue du Faubourg du Temple in Paris on November 14, 2015, following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 130 people dead.

Following the news of the incident, Trump said he was praying for thos affected.

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“My prayers are with the victims and hostages in the horrible Paris attacks,” he tweeted. “May God be with you all.”

Trump also tweeted on Saturday morning referring to President Obama’s comments about ISIS, also known as ISIL, before the attacks.

“President Obama said “ISIL continues to shrink” in an interview just hours before the horrible attack in Paris,” Trump wrote. “He is just so bad! CHANGE.”

In January, following the attacks at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, Trump tweeted about Paris’ gun laws.

“Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world,” he wrote.

nbitette@nydailynews.com

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