Pittsburgh mayor REJECTS Trump’s idea of having armed guards in places of worship, saying that’s not the answer to violence

Sunday, October 28, 2018
By Paul Martin

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto said an armed guard would not have helped stop Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue
‘I don’t think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled with armed guards,’ he said
‘This is a case where, if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately,’ Trump said on Saturday
The president also said he would visit Pittsburgh but offered no details
Peduto said that it would be up to the victims’ families if Trump should visit them

By EMILY GOODIN
DAILYMAIL.COM
28 October 2018

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto rejected President Donald Trump’s idea that an armed guard in the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue would have stopped a mass shooting that resulted in 11 deaths.

‘I don’t think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled with armed guards or our schools filled with armed guards. I think we’re dealing with an irrational person who acted irrationally. And trying to create laws around that is not the way that we should govern. We should try to stop irrational behavior from happening at the forefront. And not try to create laws around irrational behavior to continue,’ he said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The president, on Saturday, said an armed guard may have been able to stop gunman Robert Bowers.

‘This is a case where, if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately,’ Trump said during a speech to young farmers in Indianapolis.

‘Maybe there would have been nobody killed, except for him, frankly. So it’s a very, very – a very difficult situation,’ he noted.

President Trump has also said he wants to visit Pittsburgh and Peduto said that it would be up to the victims’ families as to whether he should attend any funerals.

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