Fact check: Trump on gun control

In the wake of the Odessa mass shooting, President Trump said that legislation on gun control was being considered in Congress. However, the president has also backtracked from supporting background checks, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not allowing any new gun control bills to advance in the Senate.

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47 thoughts on “Fact check: Trump on gun control

  1. G O - Away September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    trump is a coward and will not do the right thing for America

  2. Tony Whitten September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    The greatest USA bloopers – “Trump-et” we haven't forgotten. Gun control wish list: Licence the gun, licence the gun owner (background check included), eliminate military style rifles, Limit bullet Magazine size to five, Stop hiding behind 2nd amendment. Reduce gun numbers generally – America wants you do something.

  3. Cheng September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve listened to the opinions of many gun owners in my area, so here’s my opinion on gun control. I don’t believe in banning ARs because they can still be used for good and if ur enemy illegally obtained an AR then ur gonna be at a severe disadvantage. But I think some restrictions should be placed on them. Most guns are made with the intention of killing so we should be responsible and only allow mentally stable, law-abiding, and responsible citizens to purchase these armalite/assault rifles. Maybe we can implement some form of annually/monthly expiring licensing on guns so that if a person were to fall into a bad mental state, or simply became evil, there is a fail-safe for preventing them from committing a mass shooting. Also we seriously need to teach people how to properly operate, maintain, and store a firearm before they purchase one. Negligent discharges causes hundreds of unnecessary deaths each year and there were many cases where young children go their hands on their parents guns and shot somebody by accident. If a person isn’t gonna respect the weapon and known how to keep it away from the wrong people, they don’t deserve to own it. Lastly, the main causes of gun death in the US are suicides and homicides. With the expiring licenses we can have some sort of procedure ensuring that people battling with mental health or depression don’t have access to firearms capable of killing people. Or we can just confiscate a persons firearms when they are diagnosed with some sort of mental health disorder that impairs their decision making abilities once they recover, their guns get returned to them. For homicides, the licensing requirement doesn’t stop law abiding citizens from purchasing guns and they will still be able to defend theirselves. Also most gun related homicides are in low-income areas such as Chicago where gang-violence is rampant. We should be cracking down on these gangs and letting the people have to option to defend themselves when the police aren’t there.

  4. James Madison September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    California has the most gun laws yet also has the most gun sales in the USA.

    Gun control laws do not stop gun sales to law abiding citizens

  5. marc marinacci September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm


  6. questioneverything2 September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Why don't we just make a law, anybody thinking of doing a mass shooting or school shooting is required by this law to turn in their guns before the ACT is committed.

  7. Blue Eyed Devil September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    The modern Left hate free people.

  8. Steve Dee September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Why not just ban guns for everyone instead of selling the things in the first I’ve said before I’m from Britain and firearms are illegal fingers crossed hence we don’t have mass shooting sessions every other day so why not at least America give it a go it won’t stop it completely but it would be a good start have a good en Stevie

  9. M Brewer September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    When they say "background checks wouldn't have stopped it" they are admitting the gun is the problem and that sane people commit GUN violence hourly. Its funny there are metal detectors in government buildings but not crazy detectors…

  10. Daniil Lysenko September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Trump 2020

  11. Matt F. Johnston September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Our culture is sick, obviously gun violence is a mental disorder. 2nd Amendment was never meant for hunting. If it wasn't for gun-ownership, the communists would have launched their bloody revolution by now. At least private gun-ownership is keeping them at bay… for now

  12. 2468 1357 September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm


  13. Eric Williams September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    We need the death penalty for those in media and government who support the erosion of freedom.

  14. T A September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Russia has been funding the NRA and a few in the GOP like Moscow Mitch for YEARS! And that's when this mass shooting epidemic took off. As long as those central asian squinty eyes keep funding the Republican party this will continue. Trump is putin's poodle, don't expect him to do anything about gun control. After all, his fat daughter Tiffany and mentally challenged son Barron are guarded 24/7. Next.

  15. snoop alert September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    You notice how the left-wing media avoids like the plague that the background checks wouldn't had any effect on the last five shootings but dammit we need background checks

  16. Just Me September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Yes it takes a sick person to shoot innocent people. Background checks will not stop people from gaining possession of them.. FACT AKs are weapons of war and should not be in possession of citizens

  17. shop tube September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    He's never gonna do ANYTHING about gun control! VOTE DEMOCRAT!

  18. way LI September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Chinese mix China with the communist party as one. That is a brainwash

  19. BlueCrossFire September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    You know people will find ways to access a gun even if it is illegal because if they want it they will do anything to get it. Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." If people loose their sight of god they will stop caring about his morals and can easily follow what "feels" right to them.

  20. Aaron Kiker September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    25 shot 7 killed this weekend in the gun control heaven that is Chicago. Then again it’s an every weekend thing in these horrible places because of gun control citizens can’t protect themselves. Why don’t we hear anything about this from msnbc or cnn ? You only hear about it if it doesn’t happen in a left controlled area that has unconstitutional gun control. That’s the only times they report on it and that’s a fact. The only gun violence control that works is constitutional gun rights for all citizens in every town, city, of every state let the citizens pack their heat to protect themselves.

  21. Joey Martinez September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    NRA National Rifle Association. TRA Trump Ruining America

  22. Chana Bayla September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Guns dont shoot themselves period. Better mental health programs and concealed carry rights for all

  23. Mars Hand September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Well Trump lied…Again!

  24. Prime Killer September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I Don't Believe The Liberal Media!

  25. God of Chaos September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Aww, no gun control for the Left…


  26. independent vote September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    They say we need "God" in schools. MOST RIGHT WING SHOOTERS WERE "CHRISTIANS"

  27. M T September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    mental illness is prevalent all around the world, yet only in the US do we have mass shootings at this level! Boris Trump the russian asset is simply catering to the National Russian Association and the gun industry! Next.

  28. Private Private September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Vanilla isis again
    Domestic terrorism or homegrown terrorism is a form of terrorism in which victims "within a country are targeted by a perpetrator with the same citizenship" as the victims. There are many definitions of terrorism, and none of them are universally accepted. Wikipedia

  29. Q plus Darrin Rosebrook September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    CBS is the Enemy of the People.

  30. Sam Sung September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Sorry democrats, your FAKE NEWS doesn't work on me anymore.
    I support President Trump 💯%

  31. Virginia B. Britton September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Then he called the Nattional Russian Association…..

  32. Annamuk Lasty September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    There are people with mental health issues in every countries but they don't go around shooting at people. The problem in US is that normal people prefer guns, which is easily accessible – to solve their anger, frustration, domestic/$$ problems and whatever.

  33. Fragrant Cane September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Sounds about white💊💉😂😳😡😈👍🏼

  34. Scientific Methodology September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    And yet the life expectancy keeps going up in America. 50 is the new 40 and 30 isn’t the new dead you hysterical morons! This is all about political power and the feeble-minded liberals are the easy and unwitting pawns. “Abortion gooood, gun baaaaad! Orange hair baaaad, free stuff gooood!” Democrat’s are such drones.

  35. guy laurent September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    If you ever removed guns from law-abiding citizens more people will be killed, it's a fact that only criminals will be able to have guns and the abiding citizens will not be able to protect themselves.. they will be sitting ducks in the hands of criminals

  36. KRISPY TV September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    while i dont always agree with trump hes got a point. these people arent buying guns from the store. they are getting them illegally or some other way. no matter how strict gun laws there are its always possible to get guns no matter what

  37. Wilmo Mee September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm


  38. Wilmo Mee September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm


  39. Ox Alek September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Here’s a fact: The 1st Amendment is ensured by the 2nd Amendment.

  40. Zex Maxwell September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Trump has no spine to stop the NRA influence.

  41. Heritage Karma September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    The gun did not take the mental case to the shooting…the mental case took the gun…… Coulda been a knife, a car, a bomb….but NOOOOO…liberals promote poor mental health and governmental control over their constituents want the guns….. "Shall not be infringed" means just that. Address mental health instead of teaching everyone they are special. No person is special until the have repeatedly demonstrated it to someone besides themselves repeatedly.

  42. Pi Azu September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Another sick person coming from a very sick country.

  43. Christopher Biddle September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Hey, Crap Broadcasting Station! There is a category five hurricane stalling over the Bahamas that is expected to move toward the US mainland! I guess nobody told you.

  44. David Stephanian September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm


  45. Vito Scaletta September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    As long as there are humans, there will be mentally disturbed people, nothing we can do here. I love guns but I’d rather have mass shootings stop, kinda stuck in the middle of the whole gun control debate

  46. Crisis Actor David Hogg September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Stop questioning the shootings folks. If it's on TV it's true.

  47. Rob Donaldson September 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    It's OK Mr. President, these Leftist demoKKKrats also know more background checks wouldn't worked either.  That's why, demoKKKrats LOVE mass shootings!! It helps push their Political Agenda. }} Gun Confiscation is their Goal.. the gun Grabbers HATE Our 2nd Amendment and want to remove it. THAT'S THE GOAL… They don't wanna help solve the real problem, they only want to tear down America.

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