From The Hill:
The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) top lobbyist said Sunday that Donald Trump’s assertion that the Orlando, Fla. nightclub shootings last weekend could have been prevented if club goers were armed “defies common sense.”
“No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms,” Chris Cox, the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
“That defies common sense. That also defies the law. That’s not what we’re talking about here,” Cox said.
Trump has repeatedly said in the past week at his rallies that armed club goers could have stopped the gunman, who killed 49 people.
“If in that club, you had some people, not a lot of people … but if you had somebody with a gun strapped on to their hip, somebody with a gun strapped on to their ankle and you had bullets going in the opposite direction, right at this animal who did this, you would have had a very, very different result,” Trump said Saturday at a rally in Arizona.