There is a little fact that many people aren’t aware of and some liberals are desperately trying to hide it. It’s a fact that involves a massive 98% of all school shooting targets, and Democrats who go after gun owners do not want anyone knowing this. It’s a fact that will be used against leftists in numerous debates involving guns and the control of them.
The Florida high school shooting was heartbreaking to everyone in America, regardless of where one’s political allegiance lies. It’s awful to see violence being perpetrated against children in a place where they are supposed to be safe, learning, and working towards their future. What’s even more maddening about the Parkland shooting is that some people refuse to learn the lessons each tragedy. That is the one fact that Democrats may not bring up in discussions. They may casually forget to mention that murderers continue to target gun free zones. In fact, ninety-eight percent of mass shootings in this country have occurred in gun-free zones. When was the last time you have heard of a mass shooting at an NRA convention or the many gun shows that happen almost every weekend in America?
Via The Blaze:
“Virtually all mass shootings happen in ‘gun-free’ zones,” Sarwark said. “Regardless of the ideology of the shooter or the type of weapons used, the common link is that the event occurs where responsible gun owners are prohibited from carrying arms for self-defense.”
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, only a little more than 1 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places that were not considered to be a gun-free zone. In fact, as Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott Jr. noted in October 2015, only two mass shootings in the U.S. since 1950 have occurred in an area where citizens were not prohibited from carrying a gun.
Pulse, the popular gay nightclub in Orlando where a 29-year-old terrorist fatally killed at least 49 people and wounded 53 early Sunday morning, was reportedly a gun-free zone.
“In each of these mass killings, the government prohibited people from exercising their life-saving right to self-defense. Government-mandated ‘gun-free’ zones disarm those who want to defend themselves and their loved ones,” Sarwark said. “‘Gun-free’ zones create killing fields for mass murders who, by definition, do not care what the law says.”
“The choice of whether and how to defend oneself is a profoundly personal one,” he said. “The government should not mandate that every American carry a gun for personal self-defense, nor should it mandate that every American must rely on police for protection.”
“How many more mass shootings will occur before we demand that our government stop violating our fundamental human right to self-defense?” Sarwark asked.
While the Libertarian Party criticized Trump for his reaction to the Orlando terrorist attack — specifically his rhetoric regarding Muslims — the Manhattan real estate tycoon recently called for the elimination of gun-free zones when he addressed the National Rifle Association in May. The NRA endorsed the GOP candidate at their annual convention.
Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party’s nominee, also highlighted the need to protect gun rights in a statement released in the wake of the Orlando shooting:
Let me point out to you that each of us has our personal responsibility to protect our own lives and the lives of our families. The local police are brave men and women who are more than happy to come and risk their lives and even give their lives to clean up the bodies after the attack occurred. But they cannot be there when the attack happens to prevent it. That is up to us. It is up to each one of us to defend ourselves and our families, so take that for what it is worth, folks, but defend your lives.
“Be prepared because this government will not defend you so be prepared to defend yourself and others,” Castle added.”
Those who are anti-gun love to scold others by saying these types of shootings don’t occur in other countries. That has been proven to be incorrect. The U.S. is not in the top 10 when one compares international death rates resulting from mass shootings.
It’s almost impossible to buy a firearm in France, yet gun ownership restrictions and laws did not stop terrorists from murdering at least 130 people on November 13, 2015, which was one of the most deadly simultaneous terror attacks to strike France. Attackers used assault rifles and explosives in a massive attack that no laws or gun-free rules would prevent.
The Florida killer acquired his guns legally. This shows the failure of gun control. Anti-gun activists can’t produce one gun-control law that would have effectively stopped this killer. A good guy stopped the killer at Sutherland Springs church in Texas last November. He used an AR-15 style rifle to help prevent a murderer from killing more. The law hat allowed that man to get a gun and the freedom to stop a criminal before they killed more innocent victims.
Repealing gun-free zones and lifting the restrictions that keep good people from carrying guns for self-defense would go a long way in stopping these massacres. They will make any would-be killer think twice by the fact that they might encounter the same fate which they are offering their victims.
Do you want to live in a gun free zone where law-abiding Americans are not allowed to protect themselves and others? Or do you think bad guys follow the law?