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NRA And Donald Trump At Odds Over Guns In Bars

Trump implies that people in bars should carry guns, but the NRA says guns and alcohol don't mix.
Posted at 11:11 PM, Jun 19, 2016

Donald Trump may have the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, but the two aren't exactly seeing eye to eye on some gun control issues. 

"If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here, right to their waist or right to their ankle, and this son of a ***** comes out and starts shooting and one of the people in that room happened to have it and goes boom, boom. You know what, that would've been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks," said Donald Trump after the Orlando mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.

It was the argument that a good guy with a gun could stop a bad guy with a gun. But in this case, the NRA came out in disagreement with their favorite candidate, saying alcohol and guns don't mix.  

"I don't think you should have firearms where people are drinking, but I'll tell you this: Everybody, every American needs to start having a security plan," Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the NRA, said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

"No one thinks people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms. That defies common sense. It also defies the law," said top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox on ABC's "This Week."

The shooting inside a gay nightclub in Orlando killed 49 people and injured dozens more. There was an armed guard, an Orlando Police officer, who exchanged gunfire with the shooter, but Trump seems to imply that people inside the club should have been allowed to arm themselves. 

Laws about carrying a gun while intoxicated vary by state. A review by The New York Times in 2010 found eight states ban loaded guns in any establishment that serves alcohol. About half of the remaining states allow loaded guns in bars or certain parts of restaurants that serve alcohol, and the other half don't have laws banning it or allowing it. 

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