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French anger grows after Trump says Paris needs more guns

French anger grows after Trump says Paris needs more guns

President Trump was accused of showing “shameful” disrespect for the victims of a 2015 series of terrorist attacks by suggesting the bloodshed, which left more than 130 dead, might have been prevented if the French carried guns.

In a statement, France’s Foreign Ministry expressed its “firm disapproval” of the president’s remarks and demanded “respect of the memory of the victims.”

“Each country can freely decide its own legislation on gun control. France is proud to be a country where the purchase and possession of firearms are strictly controlled,” the statement said. “The statistics on gun crime victims do not make us want to change this choice.”

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