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Trump: Orlando attack was "an assault on our country"

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 01:16

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the Orlando attack was an ''assault on everything we all stand for'' at a rally in Phoenix. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**Broadcasters: NO ACCESS Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS.*~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando was "an assault on our country" and "everything we all stand for." Last Sunday's attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando killed 49 people. Following the massacre, Trump said he would meet with the NRA to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch or no-fly lists from buying guns. But on Saturday in Phoenix, he told the crowd, " this was not about guns this was about terrorism, pure and simple." Republicans over the years have blocked gun control measures saying they step on Americans' right to bear arms as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. If Congress was to pass a gun control measure, it would mark the first time in more than 20 years that lawmakers agreed on how to address the hot-button issue. A ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, such as the one used in Orlando, had gone into effect in 1994 and expired 10 years later.

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Trump: Orlando attack was "an assault on our country"

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 01:16