US President Donald Trump has once again defended gun ownership in the United States by comparing a London hospital to a “war zone,” because of knife violence, which according to him occurs despite tough gun laws in the United Kingdom.
During a speech at the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Dallas on Friday, Trump used a controversial argument to defend gun ownership, asking whether vans, trucks and cars, which have been used for attacks against people, should be banned.
“I recently read a story that in London — which has unbelievably tough gun laws — a once very prestigious hospital, right in the middle, is like a war zone for horrible stabbing wounds,” said the president.
“Yes, that’s right. They don’t have guns. They have knives. And, instead, there’s blood all over the floors of this hospital. They say it’s as bad as a military war zone hospital,” Trump added, while he was stabbing the air several…