Trump in the armory to buy a Glock pistol, video goes viral but disappears

The film was deleted by those responsible for the election campaign, as the law prohibits the indicted former president from purchasing weapons

Donald Trump wanted to buy a Glock pistol: during an unscheduled stop on the campaign tour for the Republican primaries in South Carolina, the former president entered an armory and became infatuated with the semi-automatic pistol, which the law prohibits him from purchasing because he has been indicted in four several criminal cases. In a video – subsequently deleted – published on social media by Trump’s spokesman, Steven Cheung – Trump is seen pointing to the firearm: “I want to buy one.” And in a post on X it was specified that the weapon had then been purchased. However, the candidate’s campaign later clarified to NBC News that the gun was not purchased.

Cheung’s short video was shot at the Palmetto State Armory, a gun shop in Summerville, South Carolina. In the images, Trump is seen admiring the gun held by a person next to him. “Wow,” the former president says in the video as he points to the weapon. “I have to buy one. I want to buy one“. The person holding the gun gives a short answer, and Trump replies again: “No, I want to buy one.”

Tens of thousands of people in the United States die in gun-related accidents every year. Injuries involving firearms are the leading cause of death for children and adolescents, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2021, there were 48,830 gun deaths.