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Donald Trump backs NRA in gun rights pitch after Texas school shootings

Trump rejected tighter gun control after a Texas school shooting, telling a NRA meeting that solutions include mental-health care and training teachers to carry concealed weapons

At the a National Rifle Association meeting, Donald Trump suggested early vigilance over young people’s mental health, dealing with “broken families." (Photo: Bloomberg)
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At the a National Rifle Association meeting, Donald Trump suggested early vigilance over young people’s mental health, dealing with “broken families." (Photo: Bloomberg)

Mark Niquette and Joe Carroll | Bloomberg
Former President Donald Trump rejected tighter gun control after a Texas school shooter killed 19 children and two teachers, telling a National Rifle Association meeting that solutions include mental-health care and training teachers to carry concealed weapons. 

“The existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens who know how to use their weapon,” Trump said in a speech in Houston. “The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens.” 

He also took swipes at Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a fellow Republican, for dropping out of the NRA convention

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 9:13 AM IST

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