'We cannot admit people into America without extraordinary screening' - Donald Trump

After a gunman whose parents immigrated from Afghanistan opened fire in a gay club in Orlando, Florida, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was quick to blame immigrants. In a speech on Monday, Trump said that “thousands and thousands of people, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer” are pouring into the country — and pledged that he would ban immigration altogether from countries where he believes terrorism is a threat...

Although Trump is preying on the country’s fear of the unknown in the aftermath of a gruesome tragedy that took the lives of 49 innocent people by a gunman, his framing is misleading when it comes to mass shootings. In fact, it is much more difficult for immigrants to enter the U.S. than it is for a U.S. citizen - like the killer - to purchase the gun they need to commit atrocities.

No comments

Powered by Blogger.