President Trump's past remarks on gun violence focus on mental illness

"This isn't a guns situation," he's said when discussing mass shootings in the U.S.
1:39 | 11/06/17

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Transcript for President Trump's past remarks on gun violence focus on mental illness
You have sick people. In this country and throughout the world and you're always going to have. Difficulty that's why you have year's mid six figure may I have that I know that and I think they'll do a fabulous job and I will make things a lot better no matter what you do. You're going to have difficulties people are going to slip through the cracks Dawson donor laws known her gun laws. Well the gun laws have nothing to do with this this is and guns this is about. Really mental illness and I feel very strongly about it and again politically correct or whether to solve the problem they'll be no problem it's at conception. Q always going to have. Difficulties no matter how tight you run it. We also continue to pray for the victims of the national in the Las Vegas I guess a lot of people think they understand what happened but he's. He was a demented sick individuals the wires were crossed pretty badly in his brain. Extremely badly in his brain and it's a very sad event. That mental health is your problem here this was a the very based on preliminary reports very deranged individual lot of problems over a long period of time. We have a lot of mental health problems in our country as do other countries. But this isn't a guns. Situation I mean we could go into it but it's a little bit soon to go into that. Fortunately somebody else that a gun that we're shooting in the opposite direction otherwise it would've been as bad as it was it would have been much worse. About. This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It's a very very sad event see these are great people and they very very sad and but that's the way I view it.

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