Donald Trump On Oregon Shooting: Calls Mass Shooters ‘Geniuses,’ Compares Self To Charles Bronson

Jonathan Vankin - Author

Oct. 4 2015, Updated 10:45 p.m. ET

Donald Trump, the real-estate mogul and reality TV star who is currently running for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, offered some unusual thoughts Sunday in the aftermath of the Oregon mass shooting on Thursday – a horrifying massacre in which a lone, mentally disturbed gunman armed with six weapons murdered nine people, wounded seven more, and then committed suicide.

While as generally happens after the alarmingly frequent mass shootings in America, there have been widespread calls for stricter gun control legislation after the shootings on Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Trump said he opposed any such gun legislation because new laws would be ineffective against mass shooters, who Trump called “geniuses in a certain way.”

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