(CBS News) After this week's massacre of over a dozen people at a social services center in San Bernardino, California, Donald Trump is floating an alternative to recent calls for gun control: Arm people with more guns.
"I feel very strongly that people in this country -- and actually the world -- need protection," the Republican presidential candidate told reporters ahead of a campaign rally in Spencer, Iowa, on Saturday.
Responding to a question about a New York Times editorial that pushed for more restrictive measures on gun purchases, Trump pointed to the latest mass shooting instances to prove his point: "If you look at Paris, they didn't have guns, and they were slaughtered. If you look at what happened in California, they didn't have guns, and they were slaughtered."
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