Trump vows to eliminate gun-free zones near schools

By Jill Colvin, Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 7, 2016 at 7:41 p.m.



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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he would eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day if he's elected to the White House.

Trump was addressing a rally crowd in Burlington, Vermont, as President Barack Obama was speaking at a televised town hall on gun violence in America.

Trump likes to tout his support for the Second Amendment and often denounces gun-free zones at his rallies, including military bases.

He told the crowd: "You know what a gun-free zone is for a sicko? That's bait."

His promise to "get rid of gun-free zones on schools" drew loud cheers from the crowd.

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