What is the stated goal of the gun-free zone sign and the accompanying legislation? they say to create a safe environment for everyone in that area.
However, the cold hard truth is that gun-free zones have proven to be far from effective.
Gun-free zones have only managed to accomplish two entirely different things:
(1) it transforms a law-abiding citizen into a criminal simply because he chooses to ignore the sign opting to remain armed for the protection of the helpless potential victims within that area.
(2) it welcomes and encourages real criminals by advertising target-rich virtually resistance-free environments.
And while Democrats and other media and government talking heads want to draw your focus and attention on and seek to criminalize the type of weapon used in mass shootings, an obvious fact rears its head through all the propaganda.
See if you can figure out what that is:
Columbine High School – 13 killed – gun-free zone
Aurora Colorado movie theater – 12 killed, 58 wounded – gun-free zone
Edmond Oklahoma post office – 14 killed – gun-free zone
University of Texas – 18 killed – gun-free zone
Washington Navy Yard – 12 dead – gun-free zone
Luby’s restaurant in Killian Texas – 23 killed – gun-free zone
Fort Hood military base – 13 killed – gun-free zone
Borderline Bar & Grill – 13 killed – gun free zone
Virginia Tech – 32 killed – gun-free zone
Sandy Hook elementary school – 27 killed – gun free zone
Virginia Beach – 12 killed, 6 injured – gun free zone
Chicago – mass shooting capital – gun free zone
That’s right, As you can see from the cases above all the shooters took advantage of the ‘safe zone’ in order to cowardly carry out their horrific mass murders.
Any gunmen or terrorist is smart enough to know that they can kill more people if they attack places where victims can’t defend themselves. That’s one reason why 98% of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns.
Unlike in 39 states, concealed handgun permit holders in California are banned from carrying permitted concealed handguns into bars. The mass shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Bronzeville was at a place where law-abiding citizens were banned from having guns.
There have been only two mass public shootings in the US since at least 1950 that have not been part of some other crime where at least four people have been killed in an area where civilians are generally allowed to have guns.
There is overwhelming evidence of the negative effects of gun free zone signs as well as the dangerous nature of gun control laws in general.
In France, they have far more gun control than the US. The French have greater restrictions on semi-automatic “assault weapons,” yet gun ownership restrictions in France did not stop terrorists from murdering 130 people at a concert in 2015.
Not only that, France had more mass shooting deaths and injuries in 2015 than during Barack Obama’s eight years as president.
I mention France because following a 2015 mass shooting during his administration, Barack Obama declared: “The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world.”
California’s Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom also said of mass shootings: “This doesn’t happen anywhere else on the planet, We stand alone in the world in the number of mass shootings.”
It’s the same script nearly all Democrats are still using today. But it’s false.
Of the 97 countries identified to have mass public shootings, the U.S. ranks 64th per capita in its rate of attacks and 65th in fatalities. Major European countries, such as Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland and Russia, all have at least 25 percent higher per capita murder rates from mass public shootings.
Of course, Americans have a right to be concerned by the increased frequency and severity of mass public shootings. But that doesn’t negate the fact that the rest of the world is experiencing much larger increases in per capita rates of attack. And these are countries that have much stricter gun laws. The frequency of foreign mass public shootings since 1998 has grown 291 percent faster than in the U.S.
Either the Democrats, Obama, Newsom, and the mainstream media don’t know what’s going on in the world or they’re just lying to push for more gun control.
Notice how the media doesn´t cover most mass public shootings in other countries and the Democrats never mention them?
It is why Americans usually don’t hear about such events. Especially about countries like Australia, which the left love to use as an example for gun control, but don’t actually mention the shootings that happen there often. (but that’s for another article, stay tuned!)
There have been many incidences where a good guy with a gun has stopped or prevented a mass shooting but the media tends to ignore case after case of mass public shootings being stopped by armed private citizens.
For example, the firefighter who stopped a school shooting in South Carolina. How did he do it? He wasn’t standing there with a “this is a gun-free zone” sign that’s for sure, he had a concealed handgun.
The killer at Sutherland Springs church in Texas was stopped by a neighbor with an AR-15 style rifle.
Just a couple of days before the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh a concealed handgun permit holder stopped a killer who was shooting at black people at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Ky.
But what do the police think?
81% of police officers support arming teachers and principals so that the real first responders — the potential victims — can protect the children. That’s a pretty good indicator that Police feel safer when good people are armed and keeping the community safe.
The bottom line is that the Democrats and the media’s theory is if they can make “gun-free zones” everywhere or get rid of guns in the United States, they will stop all of these mass public shootings and be more like the rest of the world.
But after what I’ve just shown you, do you really want to be like the rest of the world in the terms of their failed “gun-control” systems?
The reality is repealing gun-free zones and lifting the restrictions that keep good people from carrying guns for self-defense will make a huge difference. We need to let people protect themselves and each other.
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