At the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting held this Friday, President Trump read out loud the names of the 19 children and two teachers slain in Uvalde, Texas and did it to the sound of gongs.
Trump loudly named out the Robb Elementary School shooter and labeled him “pure evil, pure cruelty, pure hatred, absolute pure hatred.”
Watch him name the children to the sounds of a gong in the background.
“And while those he slaughtered are now with God in Heaven he will be eternally damned to burn in the fires of hell,” he condemned the Salvador Ramos, the shooter.
Trump had other noticeable statements during his NRA speech in Houston, Texas. He questioned the billions in aid send to Ukraine to help them take on Russia and said that it should be used here in America to keep children safe. The entire speech was very pro second amendment.
“We witnessed a now familiar parade of cynical politicians seeking to exploit the tears of sobbing families to increase their own power and take away our constitutional rights,” Trump said at one point.
Later, he stated, “If the United States has $40 billion dollars to send to Ukraine, we should be able to do whatever it takes to keep our children safe at home.”
Trump used the opportunity to call for making it easier to “confine the violent and mentally deranged into mental institutions.” He said he would like to see more police funding so that they could properly train for mass shootings. He talked about changing security protocols at schools. His examples were putting an armed resources officer in every school and making the entrances to the school guarded single points of entry.
Trump also used the stage to strike out at those who did not “show up” to the event. Most noticeably, Texas Governor Greg Abbot cancelled his speech in Houston, but recorded an appearance that was broadcast at the NRA convention. Abbott dismissed calls for gun control in his video statement.
“Remember this: There are thousands of laws on the books across the country that limit the owning or using of firearms, laws that have not stopped madmen from carrying out evil acts on innocent people in peaceful communities,” Abbott said on the pre-recorded video.
The conference came on the day news dropped that law enforcement had waited for around an hour to breach the classroom while the shooter was slaughtering 19 kids and two teachers. Read more on the Next News Network here.
“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the former President said.
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