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Donald Trump Jr believes the Uvalde school shooter could have killed his victims just as easily with a baseball bat.
In a video posted to his Facebook page, the former POTUS’ son clearly wanted to deflect the issue away from gun laws in the wake of the shooting at Robb Elementary School.
In the video, he claims: “They'll blame it on the guns. They'll blame it on everything, because no one can possibly take responsibility for their actions.”
He proceeded to mock people who blame mass shootings on gun control and not ‘the sociopath wielding it’.
In the most sarcastic of tones, he says: “If it wasn't for the gun, this kid would be a well-adjusted, reasonable individual — he'd be a wonderful human being, right?
"He wouldn't have done the exact same thing with a bat, or a bomb, or some sort of improvised device, or a machete?"
Don Jr says the blame for the Texas shooting should instead be put on family issues, mental health problems, and even ‘crazy teachers’.
He continued: “Our own stupidity, apathy, wokeness, laziness, that’s the problem. Until we fix that the rest is just talk and crap.”
His comments have faced a range of criticism online.
Barack Obama’s former Long Island Campaign Chair, Jon Cooper tweeted: “Is Donald Trump Jr. an idiot or is he on drugs?”
Meanwhile, Ironbound Films CEO, Jeremy Newberger tweeted: “Don Jr. blaming school shootings on teachers makes me want to slap his coke dealer.”
Don Jr. blaming school shootings on teachers makes me want to slap his coke dealer.— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 29, 2022
Don Jr has joined a string of Republican Senators and supporters who have defended America's gun laws and instead have put the blame on mental health issues.
His father, Donald Trump, spoke at a conference for the National Rifle Association (NRA), where guns were incidentally banned from.
At the event in Houston, he said: “Every time a disturbed or demented person commits such a hideous crime, there’s always a grotesque effort by some in our society to use the suffering of others to advance their own extreme political agenda.
“Even more repulsive is their rush to shift blame away from the villains who commit acts of mass violence and to place that blame onto the shoulders of millions of peaceful, law-abiding citizens who belong to organisations such as our wonderful NRA.”
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Donald Trump Jr. ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy.
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