Trump accused of encouraging violence with gun-rights remarks

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – On the defensive once again, Donald Trump is blaming faulty interpretations and media bias for an uproar over his comments about the Second Amendment.

He’s insisting he never advocated violence against Hillary Clinton, even as undeterred Democrats pile on.

The latest Trump controversy arose from an offhand quip at a rally. Trump said there would be “nothing you can do” if Clinton’s elected to stop her from stacking the Supreme Court with anti-gun justices, then added ambiguously, “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is – I don’t know.”

Was Trump suggesting gun owners take matters into their own hands? Or merely musing about the powerful influence of the gun lobby?

Like so many times before, Trump’s supporters and opponents construed his comments in entirely different ways.

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