Will Disarming Responsible Citizens Solve the Problem? Part 11 in The Right Response

Sandy Hook was a Gun Free Zone

Despite Connecticut’s gun carry laws at the time, there was nobody armed at Sandy Hook to protect the slaughtered children and teachers. In practice, Sandy Hook was a gun free zone.

So was the 2012 Batman movie mass slaughter which killed 12 and injured 58 in Aurora, Colorado. The cinema company enforced their strict gun-free policy.

The 2009 Fort Hood military base where 13 unarmed soldiers died was also a gun-free zone. It seems that politicians don’t think soldiers can be trusted with guns.

The 2007 Virginia Tech mass slaughter where 32 were shot to death was also a gun free zone. Etc, etc,…

Armed Civilians Stop the Slaughter

At the 1997 high school shooting spree at Pearl, Miss, the armed principal averted a massacre.

Two armed students stopped another massacre in the 2002 mass shooting at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia.

The armed volunteer church member averted another massacre at the 2007 New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

Yet more massacres were stopped by armed civilians in the 2007 Salt Lake City Mall, at the Santa Clara gunshop in 1999, at Arniston in 1991, at Early Texas in July 2012. etc, etc,…

As Larry Correia, Utah Concealed Weapons instructor, military and law enforcement master trainer, expert witness for the Utah State Legislature, Title 7 SOT gun store owner, elite firearms expert explains:

“The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started.”

Would more Laws Avoid such Massacres

Would even more stringent gun laws actually do anything to deter a mass shooter?

Dan Poore, commenting on elite firearms expert Larry Correia’s column, succinctly explains:

“One estimate, based on preliminary reports when the shooting in CT first happened, put the number of law violations, from the shooter first picking up the gun to finally offing himself, at 47 counts.

“And yet, somehow, a hypothetical 48th violation is supposed to dissuade the shooter. “Hey, I’ll be violating the law 47 times, including killing myself at the end, but 48 times is just too far, man. Yeah, right… “

Responsible Citizens with Guns Stop Mass Shooters

The evidence is unequivocal. Citizens with firearms are extremely effective in averting massacres. Many mass shooters with illegally obtained guns are stopped by armed Americans. Disarming citizens would be disastrous in practice.

Stricter guns laws will reduce firearms in responsible hands. Stricter laws will therefore reduce the number of armed responsible citizen already on site to stop a mass shooter. So although reducing the numbers of guns around may seem superficially attractive, the evidence is clear. Disarmed citizens are well… disarmed.

The USA has so many firearms already in circulation that  keluaran hk   criminals have little problem in illegally obtaining weapons. How would any gun ban, whether “assault weapons” or large magazines, do anything but decrease the number of armed citizens available to stop mass shooters?

We need to Stop the Slaughter

As President Obama himself said: “When is enough going to be seen as enough? We need to stop the slaughter.” Indeed. But the evidence is clear, disarming the responsible won’t do so. Yet more guns in responsible hands does decrease the slaughter.

To stop the slaughter, as Obama sensibly wants, abundant evidence shows that America needs to decrease gun bans, laws, and restrictions reducing firearms in responsible hands. To increase the likelihood of criminals and the mentally disturbed being stopped, ensure more responsible citizens have guns. So why are President Obama and other Democrats trying to implement the opposite?

If only They’d been Armed

Had the school not been in a “gun-free” zone, is there any doubt that the killer would have been shot? The Sandy Hook principal “lunged” at the killer, since she had no gun. If she’d been armed, how many children would still be alive today?

Dr. Susan Gratia explains the cause of her parents’ murder in the 1991 Killeen, Texas massacre, her decision to obey the law. It was a felony for a woman to keep a legal hand gun in her purse.


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