FRENCH AMBASSADOR: Armed Citizens Defend Themselves ‘Only in the Movies’

Screen Shot 2015-11-26 at 9.36.40 AMSay whaaaat? Try telling that to the 2.5 MILLION people who use a firearm every year, in America, to defend themselves.

During the November 25 airing of Fox News’ Special Report, French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud countered Donald Trump’s emphasis on the importance of an armed citizenry by claiming that armed citizens succeed in defending themselves “only in the movies.”

Araud was specifically reacting to a tweet sent after the January 7 Charlie Hebdo attacks in which Trump wrote, “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Talking Points Memo reported that Araud responded to the tweet by calling Trump a “vulture,” then deleted the tweet after attacking Trump.

On Special ReportAraud admitted sending and deleting the tweet containing the word “vulture,” but made clear that he still stands by it. And he brought in the example of the November 13 attacks, as well–where gunmen entered a “theater hall” and opened fire…

Read more: Breitbart

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