Following the NRA’s endorsement of Donald Trump, the real estate mogul’s views on gun control have been in the news of late. When it comes to the two leading presidential candidates, Glenn favors one over the other on Second Amendment rights.
“I will tell you, though, that listening to Hillary Clinton talk about guns makes you want to vote for Donald Trump,” Glenn said.
Trump supports Second Amendment rights and favors ending gun-free zones — in schools and on military bases. However, Glenn couldn’t help but poke fun at Trump’s contradictory statement about guns in classrooms.
“Donald Trump wanted to clarify his stance on guns in classrooms. Now, I’m quoting, ‘I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although, in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms,'” Glenn read.
“I love it when he contradicts himself in the same sentence,” Co-host Pat Gray added.
Trump insisted he was not advocating for guns in classrooms. Except when, well, he is . . . in some cases.
“I’m not advocating guns in classrooms. Except in some cases. And a lot of people have made this case, teachers should be able to have guns. Trained teachers should be able to have guns in classrooms,” Trump said.
It’s not unusual for politicians to contradict themselves, but Trump is the master.
“He actually says it, disagrees with it, says it again, then disagrees with it again in two sentences. That’s like, I mean, that’s impressive,” Co-host Stu Burguiere said.
Glenn actually agreed with part of Trump’s statement.
“I happen to agree with his second statement in both the first and the second statements that he made, the second line of his first and second statements of . . . I think some teachers do need to have guns. I’m going to go with that one, because I agree with that one. I think teachers, if you’re a trained professional, you should have guns. You will stop the killers, pretty quickly,” Glenn said.
Of course, Stu cogently pointed out the real problem with gun control on campuses — it all boils down to signage. Because as we all know, if there’s on thing criminals respect, it’s well-worded and well-placed signage.
“The big mistake here is the failure, of course, of government who did not make it a murder-free zone. If they would have done that, they’re not going to violate both of those things. They might violate the gun-free zone, but if you make it also a murder-free zone . . .” Stu said.
That should do the trick — a big sign describing the various zones to criminals.
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Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association’s NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NRA endorsed Trump at the convention. The convention runs May 22. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)