Skip to comments.Gun-free Zones Called "Magnets for Mass Shooters"
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:16:07 AM PST by Perseverando
Gun-free zones are invitations to mass murder, gun-rights advocates argued after a lone gunman's shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday left 20 children and six adults dead. John Lott, author of the controversial 1999 bestseller More Guns, Less Crime, said in an interview with Newsmax.com Saturday it is no coincidence that mass shootings with multiple victims occur repeatedly in designated gun-free zones such as schools, shopping malls, and movie theaters.
"The problem is, whether it is the Portland [Oregon] shooting earlier this week, or the Connecticut shooting Friday, or the Sikh temple attack in Wisconsin, time after time these attacks take place in the few areas within a state where permit-concealed handguns are banned," Lott said. "It's not just this year, it's all these years in the past. And at some point people have to recognize that despite the obvious desire to make places safe by banning guns, it unintentionally has the opposite effect."
The effect, said Lott, is to encourage a killer to believe it will be easier to commit the mayhem he has in mind in an environment where no one will be able to shoot back.
"If you had a violent criminal stalking you or your family, and was really seriously threatening you, would you feel safer putting a sign up in front of your home stating, 'This home is a gun-free zone?'" Lott asked. "My guess is you wouldn't do that. And I've never run into any gun-control proponents who would do that either. And the reason is pretty clear: Putting a sign there saying this is a gun-free home isn't going to cause the criminals to say, 'Oh, I don't want to break
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If you’re unarmed and you hear gun shots your only defense is to hide and hope the gunman doesn’t find you. We rightfully admire first responders who run toward the gunfire. I doubt they’d do that if they didn’t have a gun themselves.
A sign denoting a gun-free zone provokes the same reaction in a psychopath that a limping gazelle provokes in a cheetah.
You dont see many punks walking to a gun range or into the police station thinking about making mayhem.
A guy tried that here in Indy (Don’s Guns) and got carried out in a body bag.
Duh. When was the last time one of these lunatics were crazy enough to try to shoot up a police station, sheriff’s office, gun club, shooting range?
If he had not had access to an AR-15, he would not have used an AR-15!
He could have done the same damage with two Civil War Henry rifles and four CW handguns carried Border Ruffian style.
Then there is the gasoline bomb...