Liberals are really big on the whole gun free zone thing. In their minds, they think that if you make a rule saying that no one can bring guns into a certain area then everyone will obey it and no one can get hurt. Because nobody ever breaks the rules right?
Of course, what ends up happening in reality is that law abiding citizens follow the rule and are then put at risk thanks to the criminals with guns who don’t do the right thing.
Tragically, it ends up creating an easy target for those that want to carry out mass murder.
The stats on gun free zones are pretty alarming.
On October 9, the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a revised report showing that 92% of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones.
The CPRC report was released in response to an Everytown for Gun Safety study claiming only 14% of mass public shootings took place in gun-free zones. Everytown actually claimed 86% of such incidents occurred in places where guns were allowed.
CPRC showed that the 86% claim rests on Everytown’s “inclusion of attacks in private homes” and “numerous errors in identifying whether citizens can defend themselves.” For example, Everytown “[ignores] rules that prevent general citizens from carrying guns [for self-defense]” in certain cities, and they fail to recognize that “allowing police to carry guns is not the same thing as letting civilians defend themselves.”
These are significant numbers and it really puts into context how dangerous gun free zones are.
It’s a liberal fantasy that we can somehow get rid of the 350 million guns in this country so it’s up to us to make sure we can protect as many people as possible and gun free zones clearly aren’t doing that.
Donald Trump has promised to get rid of some of the gun free zones and these stats confirm that he’s on the right track with that.