In response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, the anti-gun voices in Washington, D.C. immediately began screaming for gun control. But the truth is, gun control won’t stop mass shootings, instead, it causes them to happen.
Research compiled by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that over 98% of U.S. mass shootings from the 1950’s until 2016 have occurred in gun free zones. This research proves one simple fact: Mass shooters target gun free zones. That likely has to do with mass shooters attempting to amass the largest body count they can before police arrive; an armed citizen in the way would likely lead towards quicker resistance, and a lower body count.
Unsurprisingly, as it turns out, Wednesday’s shooting that left 17 people dead, and at least 14 injured also occurred in a gun free zone. Under Florida Statute 790.115: “Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties;”. In other words, absolutely zero firearms on school property, with the exception of police officers, who really can’t be everywhere.
Florida’s laws are even more oppressive than the restrictions put forth by the Federal Gun Free School Zone Act, which has been in effect since the 1990’s, and hasn’t stopped any of the school shootings that have occurred since then.
Despite these facts, Democrats in Congress have already begun demanding more gun control, taking to Twitter to make their demands known.
Don't tell me tomorrow isn't the appropriate time to debate gun violence. If you're a political leader doing nothing about this slaughter, you're an accomplice.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) February 15, 2018
Maybe, just maybe, after 18 school shootings in America in just 43 days of 2018 the Congress might want to consider common-sense gun safety legislation and save innocent lives.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 14, 2018
Another mass shooting. Reportedly another AR-15. My bill to ban assault weapons is ready for a vote. How long will we accept weapons of war being used to slaughter our children?
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) February 15, 2018
It’s clear that Democrats don’t seem to care about real solutions to stop mass shootings, like repealing gun free school zones, which President Trump has supported, and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) has filed a bill to do.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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