This Is Why Most Mass Shootings Happen In “Gun Free Zones”

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“Gun Free Zone.” That phrase gives a sense of calm and reassurance to anti-gunners everywhere. Unfortunately, it also gives a sense of calm and reassurance to would-be mass shooters, too. Why? Because they know that no one will be shooting back at them.

It would seem to be obvious logic to anyone with any intelligence and sense of perspective on the issue, but sadly that isn’t the case. That’s why it’s worth reviewing again. John Lott Jr. writes,

The media bias on this is overwhelming. Even after President Donald Trump again raised the danger of gun-free zones, the news media still refuse to mention this fact in its reporting of mass shootings. The attack earlier this month at Borderline Bar & Grill occurred in a gun-free zone. Unlike in 39 states, concealed handgun permit holders in California are banned from carrying permitted concealed handguns into bars. The mass shooting Monday at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Bronzeville was at a place where law-abiding citizens were banned from having guns.

Most gunmen are 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 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns.

On the flip side of the issue, where law-abiding private citizens are carrying firearms, they are able to prevent situations from getting worse. Again from Lott:

The national media tend to ignore case after case of mass public shootings being stopped by armed private citizens. Just a couple of days before the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh a concealed handgun permit holder stopped an alleged killer who was shooting blacks at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Ky.

You didn’t hear about that last situation, did you? No, because it was stopped by a private gun owner, but you hear all about the horrible shootings that occur in gun free zones.

It’s time that people wake up: Gun free zones aren’t safe for everyday citizens. They are only safe for criminals. Want more safety in our country? You can start by getting rid of gun free zones.

23 COMMENTS

  1. I visit a few different doctors in medical buildings with some regularity.
    Promptly and boldly displayed on the entry doors of all but one doctor (an Evangelical Christian M.D. in very successful, long time, solo practice)
    are great big circle with a pistol outline in the center, and a line diagonally across. Directly underneath in large red letters it reads “No Gun Zone”. Below that it says “No smoking”.
    Every time I go in there I get an ill
    feeling about going into such a prominent no-gun zone.

    • You should get a sick feeling,,i dont go to no gun zones,,,,,ever,,,,its my blood,,i think i will decide if im helpless or not

    • I go in anywhere with my concealed carry weapon. I couldn’t care less about those signs. Oh and guess what, I cant be arrested for doing it. All the place can do if they discover I have it is to ask me to leave. Never happens cause they dont see it. Dont let these idiots take your life away. Those signs mean nothing. If you have a concealed license go right on in and be protected.

    • Just remember that “concealed” means CONCEALED. If ANYONE without a metal detector or X-ray can “make” your gun IT ISN’T CONCEALED.
      Sport jackets in warm weather, long T-shirts with tail out means, “This guy is packin’ heat.”
      A little bitty NAA .22 revolver on you that can’t be “made” beats a .45 that you have to leave in your car trunk.
      Georgia allows private property that is open to the public to prohibit weapons, and their prohibition bears the force of law.
      Some prohibit OPEN carry so their antigun freakout customers won’t wet their panties.

  2. The goal of the anti-gunners is not to save lives but to propagate more shootings to develop more reasons to ban guns, their ultimate communist goal. When we start referring to them for what they really are, the better our argument becomes. These people are not progressives, liberals, pacifists, leftists,or concerned citizens. They are communists and together with their communist bretheran screwing up our schools, they hate Our beloved country and all it stands for.

    • Communists, Progressives, Liberals, Marxist totalitarians by whatever name, don’t hate guns. They LOVE guns. In the hands of their gunmen, of course.
      “All political power proceeds from the barrel of a gun.” Attrib. to mass murderer Mao Zedung.
      That’s why they don’t want YOU to have a gun.

  3. I’m ashamed of the young people today that have allowed themselves to be dumbed down to become sheeple. Run, hide and die. A whole lot more will survive if someone is there now to stop the violence. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. They arrive in time to investigate another mass murder.
    Just how damn dumb to you have to be, to not figure that out.
    Mass murders are psychotic, but not stupid. A psychotic very carefully plans what “he” will do. The thought process is as follows. Where can I kill the greatest number of people without being stopped. Oh, yeah that would be a GUN FREE ZONE. DUH John

    • The real problem is liberals just do not have any common sense or logic. I think they really believe the gun laws work. Liberal politicians know the truth they are in it to take control they could care less about kids getting shot cause if they really cared they would do things that really work like allowing teachers to carry guns concealed. I have to laugh at some schools that say they are now arming teachers but when you look into it the teacher has to lock his gun up in the front office??? How retarded is that? Might not as well even bring it in. The stupidity of the left amazes me but I just know Im right about they have no common sense at all! I think anyone whos planning on running for a political office should have to take a test for common sense and if they fail they have to drop out.

  4. I’m ashamed of the young people today that have allowed themselves to be dumbed down to become sheeple. Run, hide and die. A whole lot more will survive if someone is there now to stop the violence. When seconds count, the police are minutes away. They arrive in time to investigate another mass murder.
    Just how damn dumb to you have to be, to not figure that out.
    Mass murders are psychotic, but not stupid. A psychotic very carefully plans what “he” will do. The thought process is as follows. Where can I kill the greatest number of people without being stopped. Oh, yeah that would be a GUN FREE ZONE. DUH John

  5. Ok, I’ll put this in the simplest way I can. Because I know I am trying to reach the very weak minded of people the liberals/democrats. Every mass murder incident over the past 10 or more years was committed by a liberal some were liberal/democrats. The largest number of them were perpetrated upon the innocent law-abiding citizens who at the time were not able to sufficiently defend themselves. Because of the unconstitutional, unreasonable, unthinkable restrictive gun laws and the “GUN FREE ZONES” that in effect are “FREE KILL ZONES” FOR THE MURDERING SATAN LOVING PERSON (‘S) COMMITTING THESE HEINOUS CRIMES.” I personally hold all lawmakers that have written and brought in these unconstitutional, unreasonable, unthinkable restrictive gun laws and the “GUN FREE ZONES” just as responsible for these murders as those that did the murdering. These lowlife lawmakers, Congresspersons and Senators have no thought or intention to make things safer for anyone. They just want to get the guns out of the hands of the law-abiding FREE citizen. Just at the communist manifesto tells them to do. Then they can take over. Anyone with even the ability to think clearly. “NOT THE BRAINWASHED” will see this if they look at it reasonably and clear-headed.

    Sense “ALL” of these restrictive, ridiculous gun laws are unconstitutional they must be challenged and lawsuits filed against them, and those that wrote the laws. As law-abiding Christian citizens even if you don’t own a gun. You “MUST” fight against these restrictive laws. Because they are removing the very “GOD GIVEN RIGHTS” that our Revolutionary War was fought to protect and that form the bases for our very Constitution. These are GOD given RIGHTS, not privileges. We can not afford to allow even one of these survives. Thank all of you. May GOD guide you in all you do. Today and every day.

    • Drive by the home of a Progressive politician. Or by his guarded gated community. They don’t have all that security to keep JWs and Mormen out.

    • Contact US Concealed Carry Association.
      Realize that no gun carrier insurance will cover you if you are convicted of a crime in which a firearm was involved. Bonding reimburses the shot, or frightened, fainted and injured person who freaked out when s/he spotted your G-G-G-U-N-N-N!!! sues you and wins – which includes your bonding company settling with them. If bonding pays, the bondsman collects it from you.

  6. “You didn’t hear about that last situation, did you? No, because it was stopped by a private gun owner, but you hear all about the horrible shootings that occur in gun free zones.”

    To be fair I did hear about that defensive shooting on the news however the story only ran one time since it involved a good guy using a legally owned firearm stopping a thug unlike the shootings in gun free zones where the shooter faces no opposition or the opposition only comes after much carnage has been committed. Those of course are the ones that the news services run for days on end.

    • You’ll hear about private person armed intervention in the local news where the newsmen know that hundreds or thousands of local people know of it.
      National news? Only if the incident is so big that it is widely known. Even then they try to give credit to police or any government agent rather than to the citizen who is responsible.
      Now if when the police arrive they riddle the valiant citizen-intervenor with bullets, the nooze will go wild with, “See? See? Non-police shouldn’t have guns!! See what happens to heroes?”
      Never mind that he stopped an assassin playing shooting gallery at a playground. Plenty more where they came from. Too many people having too many kids, anyway.

  7. I agree whole heartedly gun free zones are an open shooting gallery where the shooter is safe. In a non gun free area the shooter is likely stopped by a citizen carrying a concealed gun even open carry prevents or lessens the chance of a mass shooting incident. GUN FREE ZONES = a KILLING FIELD where the shooter is safe to KILL.!!

  8. I am astounded at those who think that criminals obey laws. Those some people no doubt never exceed a speed limit? I’ll bet they don’t. Same story. People do not stop at disobeying written laws. What goes through their minds when they do break he law is no different than one who is willing to shoot someone else. The laws do not interfere with intention to break the laws. This just depends on the conscience of the individual. I-84 in southern Idaho has the state’s largest number of people killed year after year. Why? Because people ignore the speed limits. They choose to go faster than they have the ability to control their cars. Yet they know what they are doing – breaking the law. Persons bent on killing are the same way. They do not obey laws. Therefore,breaking laws is a common practice. When it comes to being driven, people with guns will go where they can take advantage of breaking a law without dire consequences, assuming they are not caught. Often enough they get away with the shooting of innocent people. But in the end they lose in a serious or fatal ending. Many shoot themselves rather that face what laws will do to render them useless for the rest of their lives. People are not thinking rationally.

    Carrying concealed is not a sure way of survival. The element of surprise always plays out first. But potential shooter knows that if they are not in a gun free zone, they face getting killed before they accomplish their intended task. As such, they go elsewhere into a gun free zone because no one there is armed.

  9. If you obey the speed limit, even though you are in the “slow traffic keep right” rightmost lane, a semi, dump or concrete truck will be sitting on your tail, hitting his Jake brake every few seconds, flashing his high beams or leaving them on, even blowing his air horns.
    If you’re going below 69 in a 70 zone the driver will be about to have a stroke.
    Here you are in a 2,500# car being threatened by a bully in a 105,000# truck.

  10. I carry! I have a lot of Medical problems. I spend a lot of time either in V.A. Clinics or Hospitals. The Clinic is not big problem because can lock gun in car even though do not like too. But public street so nobody can search the car.
    V.A. Hospital can search your car. They are on private land. I have been searched few times. Friend lives about 7 miles from Hospital so drop gun off there every trip makes about 6 miles out of way to drop off gun. But you do not dare get caught with gun in either Clinic or hospital.
    Guy had his brief case tip over and revolver fell out. Two cops in seconds had him pinned and in cuffs. Another pulled billfold out and somehow dropped his pistol. Seconds here was two cops again down and hand cuffed. Seldom see cops at V.A. Hospital. But they are there somewhere.

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