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Gun Control Wouldn’t Have Stopped The FL Shooting. It Caused It

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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.

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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.

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Despite these facts, Democrats in Congress have already begun demanding more gun control, taking to Twitter to make their demands known.

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.

 

 

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LA County Sheriff Wanted to Ban Gun Sales After He Released Criminals Early, But Got SHUT DOWN

The Sheriff’s gun store closure was shut down.

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The Sheriff of Los Angeles County is ordering all gun stores in his jurisdiction to close as part of the state’s crackdown on public activity in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic. He’s also releasing more than 1,000 non-violent offenders from the county’s jail system.

Villanueva doesn’t seem to have let up on anti-gun sentiment as the concerned public seeks to arm themselves in unprecedented numbers. He earlier called the notion of purchasing a gun in the midst of the epidemic a “bad idea,” stating that the general public couldn’t be trusted to posses guns safely while they’re restricted to their homes in quarantine.

It wasn’t enough for him to merely discourage the public from arming themselves. As of Tuesday, the sheriff has ordered all of the gun stores in his county to close as nonessential businesses. Villanueva has been designated as the Director of Emergency Operations by the county, leaving decisions such as gun store openings up to his discretion.

He’s combined his shutdown of gun sales with a release of 1,700 non-violent inmates from county jails.

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Villanueva’s combination of a crackdown on legal gun acquisition and the release of real criminals from the justice system seems like a textbook method to inspire concern among the general public, especially considering his sheriff’s department has ceased to make arrests for many petty crimes during the epidemic.

But according to the sheriff, it’s new gun owners who can’t be trusted with responsibility. He slammed other state and county politicians for the handling of the state’s comprehensive shelter-in-place order. He claimed elected officials were undermining his deputies tasked with enforcing the order.

UPDATE:

Villaneuva’s effort to close the county’s gun stores has been shut down upon intervention of the county counsel.

Villaneuva was unapologetic about his move to shut down gun stores in the midst of the pandemic, claiming the surge of new gun owners represented a great danger that necessitated their closure.

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