Another Shooting Tragedy in a Gun-Free Zone

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It’s happened again. A nut went to a gun-free zone and engaged in a mass killing.

In this example, the perpetrator apparently was an Islamic fanatic upset about gay people.

But let’s set aside the question of motive and ask the important question of why politicians and bureaucrats don’t want innocent people to have any ability to defend themselves (they’ve even adopted policies prohibiting members of the military from being armed!).

The invaluable Crime Prevention Research Center has already weighed in on the issue.

Since at least 1950, only slightly over 1 percent of mass public shootings have occurred where general citizens have been able to defend themselves. Police are extremely important in stopping crime, but even if they had been present at the time of the nightclub shooting, they may have had a very difficult time stopping the attack. Attackers will generally shoot first at any uniformed guards…

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One Response to Another Shooting Tragedy in a Gun-Free Zone

  1. Went to the source post and left this comment:
    Hello; I found you via gds44 who had reblogged your post. Good commentary and much appreciated.
    Second amendment issues frequently “cross paths” with other issues given the Regimes stance toward immigration in general, and a fallacious attitude toward multiculturalism in particular. Some of these shootings are unrelated to Islam. They reflect a very different America than the one I knew as a young man.
    Perhaps this post can add a needed perspective in the matter:

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