Trump Claims Mental Health To Blame For Texas Massacre, Not Gun Laws

Trump also reversed a law preventing the mentally ill from buying guns

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Donald Trump has angered Americans by saying the latest deadly shooting in America, which claimed at least 26 lives in Texas yesterday, "isn't a guns situation."

Speaking at a press conference in Tokyo where he is currently visiting, Trump told reporters that the gunman was "a very deranged individual, [with] a lot of problems".

"We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn't a guns situation," he added. "Fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction."

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"This is a mental health problem at the highest level," he said. "It's a very, very sad event."

The motives of 26-year-old suspect Devin Kelley have not yet been determined by the police, though it is known reclusive individual who disliked religion and had become obsessed with his gun.

People have pointed out the starkly different reaction Trump had to the Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, who killed eight people with a truck in New York last week.

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People have been expressing their dismay at Congress failing to act on gun control on social media:

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