The crowd BURST into applause upon hearing this announcement.

The Blaze – Billionaire businessman Donald Trump vowed Thursday that as president he would end “gun-free” zones his first day in office.

“You know what a gun free zone is to a sicko? That’s bait!” Trump told the crowd at his Vermont rally, which took place at the same time as President Barack Obama’s town hall on guns.

“I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools, you have to,” the Republican front-runner added. “And on military bases, my first day it gets signed, OK? My first day. There’s no more gun-free zones.”

Trump’s pledge drew “deafening” applause from the crowd of slightly less than 1,500, according to the Washington Examiner’s Gabby Morrongiello.

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