Trump wants suspended immigration after Orlando attack

Donald Trump said he owes his changed stance on the assault weapons ban to the nation’s need for protection.

“I changed positions because we need protection in this country. We need protection. We have to have protection,” Trump said on CBS This Morning Monday. “And the bad guys have them, so if the bad guys have them, we need protection in this country.”

The presumptive GOP nominee recently flipped his position on the assault weapons ban. (“I don’t support it anymore,” he said in March.)

In Trump’s 2000 book, The America We Deserve, he said: “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”

Trump’s comments come one day after a heavily armed assailant killed 49 people and injured dozens more in a gay nightclub in Orlando.The shooter pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before the shooting.

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