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MSNBC’s Jansing on Texas: This ‘Puzzles’ Foreign Countries Like Japan with ‘Restrictive Gun Laws’

Trump ‘is in an area of the world that has some of the most restrictive gun laws and as a result has at least — we can also say has some of the smallest numbers of deaths by guns’
By Grabien Staff


JANSING: "We just got an update from Sarah Sanders, the press secretary. Who issued a statement and said the president has been briefed several times. Is continuing to receive regular updates about the tragic shooting in Texas. Presumably very soon if not all already the president then knows that the 14-year-old daughter of the pastor is among the victims there in Texas and also the name of the shooter which is the other piece of breaking news that you have been reporting over just the last few minutes. The statement goes on to say that the president spoke with Texas governor Abbott earlier this morning and that they're going to keep us posted. Maybe provide more details about that and finally, our thoughts and prayers are with all of the friends and families affected. May god comfort them all in this time of tragedy. Of course, the president has had several times over just the course of the last month when he had to respond to tragedy. Just last week in New York City when a man drove a truck up on the westside highway and eight people were killed. A dozen or more were injured. Then of course in Las Vegas, that horrific shooting where 59 people were killed, more than 500 were injured. Of course, you cannot have a situation like this where the question isn't raised so what do we do about this ongoing situation in the United States where people are killing each other in massive numbers? After Las Vegas, the president said we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes on. And of course the conversation then was about bump stops. Those are pretty simple pieces that you can add on to the semiautomatic rifle to turn it into the machine gun was never was ever done on the federal law. It wasn't something that the president talked about. There was a couple of days ago, maybe even yesterday, that Massachusetts became the first state to ban bump stops but on a federal level, nothing happened after Newtown or gabby giffords or Steve Scalise was shot as well? The question is when we might hear from the president, well, at the top of the hour he's scheduled to be at the U.S. Ambassador residence. There was a meeting with the businessman, he might stop for the pool that's gathered there and make a few comments. Then much later after midnight, 12:30 A.M., there is a joint press conference scheduled with prime minister Abe. So there will be an opportunity if he doesn't have anything to say or even if he does to ask those questions about exactly what happened in Texas and what they think -- what he thinks can be done about it. One final note I will make is that he is in an area of the world that has some of the most restrictive gun laws and as a result has at least -- we can also say has some of the smallest numbers of deaths by guns. So it is something that often when you travel across the world whether it's in Asia or Europe puzzles our friends and allies about the mass shootings, but again for the president for the third in a month the comforter in chief. Yasmin?"

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