Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE said he wants to end gun-free zones in schools during a Vermont rally held at the same time as President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEbay founder funding Facebook whistleblower: report Emanuel defends handling of Chicago police shooting amid opposition to nomination McAuliffe rolls out ad featuring Obama ahead of campaign stop MORE’s televised town hall promoting gun control.
“I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools. You have to,” Trump told a cheering crowd Thursday night in Burlington, Vt. “And on military bases, my first day it gets signed, OK? My first day. There's no more gun-free zones.”
At the same time Trump was declaring the need for more people to be armed, Obama was holding a town hall conversation on guns with CNN moderator Anderson Cooper.
The conversation followed Obama's announcement on Tuesday of executive actions intended to curb gun violence.
At his rally Thursday night, Trump went through a list of terrorist events, including the recent terorrist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and in Paris, and said that if only more "good guys" were armed "it would be a whole different story."
"Now, you know what a gun-free zone is to a sicko? That's bait," Trump said.
"A gun-free zone. ... That ends immediately. We're going back to sanity in this country."