Here's what Donald Trump would do if someone pulled a gun on him

Following the mass shooting at an Oregon college on Thursday, Donald Trump has re-affirmed his stance on the right to bear arms in the US.

While appearing to lay the blame on mental health for gun deaths in the US (which killed 346,681 people between 2003 and 2013) rather than, you know, guns, Trump also revealed that he has his own licence to carry a handgun in New York state.

While describing Barack Obama's impassioned response to the shooting as "divisive", Trump said fatalities could have been reduced at the Umpqua Community College, which is a "gun free zone", if the teachers had guns - to wild cheering and clapping from his audience.

Let me tell you, if a couple of teachers or somebody with guns had been in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off. You would have been a hell of a lot better off.

Later, channeling the character played by the 1970s action star Charles Bronson in the film Death Wish, the man hoping to be the Republican candidate for president next year said at a rally in Franklin, Tennessee, that anyone who approached him with a gun would be "shocked".

I have a licence to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that. Somebody attacks me, they're going to be shocked.

Can you imagine with Trump, somebody says, 'Ohhh, all these big monsters aren't around, he's easy pickins, and then ... pu-ching! So this is about self-defence, plain and simple.

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