"If the deterrent effect of concealed-carry laws seems surprising to you, that's because the media hide stories of armed citizens stopping mass shooters. At the Portland shooting, for example, no explanation was given for the amazing fact that the assailant managed to kill only two people in the mall during the busy Christmas season. It turns out, concealed-carry-holder Nick Meli hadn't noticed that the mall was a gun-free zone. He pointed his...gun at the shooter as he paused to reload, and the next shot was the attempted mass murderer killing himself...
-- Mayan Palace Theater, San Antonio, Texas, this week: Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots at a movie theater, a police car and bystanders from the nearby China Garden restaurant; as he enters the movie theater, guns blazing, an armed off-duty cop shoots Garcia four times, stopping the attack. Total dead: Zero.
-- Winnemucca, Nev., 2008: Ernesto Villagomez opens fire in a crowded restaurant; concealed carry permit-holder shoots him dead. Total dead: Two. (I'm excluding the shooters' deaths in these examples.)
-- Appalachian School of Law, 2002: Crazed immigrant shoots the dean and a professor, then begins shooting students; as he goes for more ammunition, two armed students point their guns at him, allowing a third to tackle him. Total dead: Three.
-- Santee, Calif., 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates -- as well as the "trained campus supervisor"; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.
-- Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman's head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.
-- Edinboro, Pa., 1998: A student shoots up a junior high school dance being held at a restaurant; restaurant owner pulls out his shotgun and stops the gunman. Total dead: One.
By contrast, the shootings in gun-free zones invariably result in far higher casualty figures -- Sikh temple, Oak Creek, Wis. (six dead); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. (32 dead); Columbine High School, Columbine, Colo. (12 dead); Amish school, Lancaster County, Pa. (five little girls killed); public school, Craighead County, Ark. (five killed, including four little girls).
All these took place in gun-free zones, resulting in lots of people getting killed"...
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As for this "renewed" Semi-Auto ban, that piece of tyranny never went away, despite even the U.S. Government saying it was/is ineffective:
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This is because Feinstien, and her malicious backers, are obsessed with this type of ban because it is the doorway for a total ban, since the vast majority of ALL firearms are semi-automatics. The question is never asked as to why millions of gun-owners are to be punished and criminalized at the stroke of a pen for the actions a a handful of criminals who actually have committed crimes. They LIE continuously about semi-autos, for example, the lie about the function of the "pistol grip" as a means to allegedly "steady the weapon for firing from the hip". They know this is a lie, but don't care, because they see it as a means to an end, scaring the ignorant "sheeple" and stampede them into blindly supporting the ban. Facts never get in the way for such contemptible liars, including the biased media who function as their propaganda arm to influence the public.
On the other hand, NRA/La Pierre knew they were literally facing an impossible task, knowing they were going to be "shot by both sides", criticized by both anti & pro-liberty sides of the battleground, no matter what was said or proposed. As they say in the Hood: "Haters gonna' Hate"...
The NRA National School Shield initiative is the only true "common sense" program proposed in the wake of this latest battle in the war on guns and gun-owners, because it takes direct action at the root of the problem, i.e.: reducing the damage an armed degenerate can perpetrate, rather than laying the groundwork for complete Police State slavery by banning firearms and criminalizing the law-abiding with a hateful un-American gun-ban. When the Iranian enemy and the Red Chinese governments openly state that a gun ban in the USA is a good idea, that should tell you everything you need to know, not just about them but about the domestic enemies who promote using state power to enforce these wretched ideas. George Orwell knew. We still need "one behind every blade of grass"...
No less a socialist tyrant than Vladimir I. Lenin himself famously said: "One man with a gun can control 100 without one". Interesting this comment contains the words "gun control". Refuse to be a victim, Victim!!... (S9)
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