Poll on Trump: Did French Gun Laws Increase the French Death Toll?

By Dean Weingarten

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Poll on Trump: Did French Gun Laws Increase the French Death Toll?
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- After the worst attack on French soil since World War II, Donald Trump has stated that the casualties could have been less if some of the French citizens had been armed.

Trump Tweeted the above message back in January, after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.   The media cartel immediately attacked with the old politically correct standby, quoting people who said the remarks, made nearly a year ago, were “insensitive“.  It is an all purpose method of silencing dissent or any statement that might disagree with their agenda.

But Donald Trump did not back down and quiver in fear of the media cartel.   At a rally in Texas, on November 14th, he reiterated his position.  From myfox8.com:

“When you look at Paris — you know the toughest gun laws in the world, Paris — nobody had guns but the bad guys. Nobody had guns. Nobody,” Trump said at a rally here. “They were just shooting them one by one and then they (security forces) broke in and had a big shootout and ultimately killed the terrorists.”

“You can say what you want, but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry –” Trump said, pausing as the crowd erupted into raucous applause, “– it would’ve been a much, much different situation.”

Donald Trump has a habit of saying obvious truths that are supposed to be unmentionable because of “politically correct” self censorship.     The media cartel has declared certain policy options are off the table because they do not fit the elite cartel’s agenda.  Things like enforcing the border and immigration laws.  Things like citizens being armed to defend themselves from terrorists.  At the worst site of the Islamic Jihadis’ attack, where dozens of French citizens were killed, it took hours before the police stormed the location.

Most of the deaths were from rifle fire.  The terrorists were all wearing suicide vests that have been reported to be loaded with the homemade explosive TATP.  TATP is very sensitive.  It is so sensitive that it is considered too dangerous to work with.  The impact of a bullet would almost certainly set off the suicide vest.

Most of the terrorists did suicide, but one is reported to have been taken down by a bullet or bullets from the security forces.  His suicide vest went off when he was hit.

A publisher in New Jersey has put up a poll asking if you agree with Trump.  From NJ.com:

Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in the terrorist attacks?

  • Yes 79.86% 1,138 votes
  • No 20.14% 287 votes

 Here is a link to the poll

The poll is a little down on the page, on the left hand side. It is currently in the territory that is common for polls that relate to the Second Amendment, with Second Amendment supporters typically outnumbering Disarmists by 3-7 to 1. However, there are times when the poll question is so clear that they ratio jumps to 10 or 20 to 1. This may be one of those times. It will be interesting to see how the poll evolves over the next few days.

Definition of disarmist

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About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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This should be about how TERRORISTS ARE SUCCEEDING IN terrorizing the public. France needs to respond in an immediate destruction of DAESH. Hit any oil storage, fuel storage, water storage, electrical plant, any vehicle showing a weapon within DAESH’s control . Non stop round the clock bombing . French Foreign Legion should get on them.

SW North

ft – you are one of those ho do not carry all the time…right? Well I do and do not go where I can not carry. You don’t sound like a person who teaches shooting – especially a CCW instructor. What good is a concealed weapon if it’s not carried. The trouble with “gun folks” is that they do not represent similar views on carry or self defense. You make thing look bad on the rest of us. Trump’s point is that the French could not even resist. Don’t let your obvious bias against him distort the facts of people’s… Read more »


Trump is not “smearing the victims” unless you consider the clueless liberals the “victims.” He’s clearly asking how liberals with their self righteous ideology feel with all that blood on their hands? It’s nice to sit in an ivory tower and claim you are for “open borders” and “human rights”, intimidating all of those who disagree by calling them bigots…and then find out you enabled terrorists attacks.


It would have made very little difference if Paris was a gun free zone or not. Most people there, like here, wouldn’t be carrying to go to a soccer match or out to dinner at a cafe. These terrorists were religious zealots whose very own lives don’t matter to them. They never intended to come out of this alive. The citizens would have had to be carrying a huge amount of ammunition because the terrorists were. The citizens are not trained to work together as a fighting unit if attacked any more than people in this country are. I have… Read more »


It wasn’t the laws that killed those people. Those guys could have pulled off exactly the same stunt in any major metropolitan area in America and the outcome would be just as bad. I live in a shall issue CCW state, and it wouldn’t have been any different here, because there are so few that actually carry. Culture killed those people. ANTI-GUN culture killed those people. Social ostracism of firearm carriers killed those people just like it would here. Lack of permit holders actually bothering to carry would kill that many people here.


How did they get the weapons inside? What weapons did they use ? Whats the weapon manufacturer? Many questions need to be answered to make an informed decision not speculate.