France disapproves of US President Donald Trump's suggestion that the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 could have fewer victims if the country's gun control laws were not as tight, the French Foreign Ministry said Saturday in a statement.
Despite the 130 killed in Paris that night, Le Drian said they will not "reconsider France's choice on this issue".
London political leaders and physicians condemned Trump's remarks and called any implication that guns would stem a troubling increase in knife violence outlandish. The National Rifle Association's annual meeting and exhibit runs through Sunday.
"Nobody has guns in Paris and we all remember more than 130 people, plus tremendous numbers of people that were horribly, horribly wounded". You notice nobody ever talks about them. He said, "They took their time and gunned them down one by one".
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Mayor expressed hope that trump will stick to my words and repent, said: "His comments are shocking - they weren't supposed to come out of the mouth of the President of the world superpower", the Minister said in an interview to BFM.
To add to the woes, Trump also mimicked the terrorists and said: "Boom". Come over here. Boom, come over here. If they're going to attack someone with a deadly weapon and guns are available, surely they'll go with the guns.
"I hope President Trump withdraws and expresses regret for these comments".More news: Golden State Killer suspect possibly linked to San Diego crimes
The US President refers to the terrorist attack of 2015, which was held in the French capital.
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Former Prime Minister Manuel Valls tweeted, "Indecent and incompetent".
"There is more we can all do to combat this violence, but to suggest guns are part of the solution is ridiculous". They have knives and instead there's blood all over the floors of this hospital, ' he said. "Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more hard to fix", Brohi said in the statement on Saturday.
Trump's description of London is "knives, knives, knives", and it's worth mentioning that he said this while lunging his hand out like a blade. "We are proud of our world-leading service and to serve the people of London", he added in a statement.
London suffered a spike in knife crime early this year and saw more murders during February and March than NY.
The French ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, tweeted: "The statistics of the people killed by guns don't convince France to change its guns laws".