The names of the 19 children and two teachers who were killed in Uvalde, Texas, were read by Donald Trump at the National Rifle Association annual meeting.

It was a strange performance that some people on social media were watching.

This is gross. Trump is trying to read the names of the dead children while the NRA rings a bell. Ron Filipowski, a former Marine and prosecutor who has devoted a lot of his time to following the Trump base's online activities, wrote that it was disgusting.

The shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday was a savage and barbaric atrocity that shocks the conscience of every single American, according to Trump.

He said to applause that he will be eternally damned to burn in the fires of hell because those he slaughtered are now with God in Heaven.

The man was carrying a gun, a rifle, and high-capacity magazines.

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Trump told the attendees that politicians want to take away 2nd Amendment rights and shift blame from criminals to law-abiding citizens who belong to organizations.

It is a common refrain among conservatives in response to calls for gun safety reforms. There is no clear path to reduce the high number of gun violence incidents in the US.

Democrats and gun reform advocates argue that the failure of Republicans to act is because they are beholden to the powerful NRA that donates generously to conservative lawmakers.

On Friday, Trump called out President Joe Biden for blaming the gun lobby, and said Biden was talking about Americans like you.

In the wake of these tragedies, the gun control policies being pushed by the left would have done nothing to prevent the horror that took place. He said absolutely nothing.

Rather than gun safety measures, Trump called for making it easier to commit violent and mentally deranged people to mental institutions.

According to the American Psychological Association, people with serious mental illnesses are more likely to be victims of gun violence.

The gong sounds came during a moment of silence for the victims at the NRA meeting in Houston on Friday.