An end to “gun free zones” in Florida?

The concept of gun-free zones has been, as a crime fighting tool, an utter failure. As with every new strategy the Cult of Gun Control comes up with, gun free zones disarmed only those who obey laws. Those wishing to commit acts of evil simply saw these zones as easy targets. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of mass shootings have occurred in these gun free zones. Florida, it seems, may be ready to end this failed policy

Florida has been the target of two mass shootings in the past nine months; the Orlando Nightclub shooting which left 49 dead and the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting which left 5 dead.

In hopes of preventing yet another tragedy, two Republican state lawmakers introduced legislation this week that would eliminate gun free zones in the state.

If House Bill 803 or Senate Bill 908 is approved, Florida residents with a concealed carry permit – of which there are over 1.7 million – will be allowed to carry wherever they please…almost.

Federally imposed restrictions will still apply, and private property owners will still have the power to dictate whether guns are allowed on their premises.

Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, sponsor of HB 803, told the Miami Herald that “gun-free zones have been a failure” in the state and across the country.

Of course, the Cult of Gun Control resoonded with their usual fare. Easily refutable rhetoric. Scare mongering, and babbling about “making Florida more dangerous”

“These gun-happy legislators have gone too far. They are endangering the public, not protecting it,” Patti Brigham, coalition co-chair and vice president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, said in a statement. “The idea of allowing permit-holders to take their guns into bars is absurd and incredibly dangerous. And just why would we want permit-holders to take guns into polling places?”

Hmmm, I was still living in Florida when that state passed concealed carry. The dire predictions of “blood in the streets”, and “Wild West shootouts” never materialized after that law passed. It has been 30 years since concealed carry became law in Florida, 1.7 million Floridians carry firearms legally, and those predictions of doom still have not come true. Likewise, Stand Your Ground has not created havoc and mayhem in Florida. Of course, the Cult of Gun Control tried the lie that since stand your ground had become law, homicides in Florida had risen. I checked the numbers, and indeed, in Florida, and some other states with stand your ground laws, a specific category of homicide had indeed risen. That category? Justifiable homicide, AKA self-defense.

So, again, the Cult was lying, deliberately. And, please understand this. They lie knowing that laws allowing legal carry, and allowing Americans to defend themselves do not increase crime, in fact, the usual result is a decrease in violent crime. So, what is their agenda? Think about that question the next time some gun control carnival barker begins their rhetoric. Ask this question. If they have to lie to “prove” their point………?

 

San Antonio mall robbery goes wrong, good Samaritan killed, CHL holder shoots one suspect

I heard about this on the radio driving to work this morning. WBAP here in the Metroplex mentioned that a CHL holder had shot and critically wounded one of the robbers after the robber shot and killed an unarmed man who tried to intervene. On CNN Headline News the part about the CHL holder wounding one suspect was conveniently left out. I guess their agenda is showing. Here is the story from News 4 San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Police arrested a second suspect accused in taking part in a jewelry store robbery that turned deadly Sunday afternoon.

According to a San Antonio Police Department spokesperson, the second suspect, identified as Jason Matthew Prieto, 34, was captured following a car wreck in Converse. Investigators say he crashed a stolen silver car near Copper Gate and Loop 1604.

The accident happened about twenty minutes after two suspects tried to rob a jewelry store inside Rolling Oaks Mall. A shopper who tried to stop the robbery was killed by gunfire.

Another bystander who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon shot and wounded one of the suspects. The second robber got away and is believed to be the same person who wrecked the stolen car.

It is so tragic that the man who tried to stop the robbers, Johnathan Murphy was killed. I wonder if it might have played out even worse had the second hero not been carrying a firearm, and been capable enough with his weapon to seriously wound one of the suspects

The ideal of Gun Free Zones fails again

Bad people, thugs, terrorists, the mentally deranged all walk right through useless gun laws, and commit heinous acts. Acts which are made easier because of those same useless laws. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is just the latest Bob Owens nails it

The killer managed to kill five and wound six (earlier claims said there were eight wounded) with his low-capacity handgun. He loaded the gun in the airport, and reloaded it twice during the attack. He shot all his ammunition, and then when his gun ran dry, he set it down and waited to be arrested.

Clearly, limits on magazine capacity do not work. The magazines for his gun only holds 7 or 8 rounds. It comes with one 7 round and one eight round magazine. He then bought a spare.

His victims were utterly defenseless, denied even pocket knives to defend themselves by the TSA’s silly security theater.

Dr. John Lott has crunched the numbers at the Crime Prevention Research Center, revealing that so-called “gun free zones” (and Florida’s baggage claim areas are presently “gun free” for everyone except terrorists, criminals, and the mentally ill) are by far the targets of choice for mass killers.

98.4% of all mass shootings since 1950 have occurred in these areas.

How many have to die? How long until the Left stops trying everything they can to disarm good people? How long until they grasp that dying disarmed is not morally superior to at least having the best option to defend yourself?

Campus Carry for Ohio?

As the recent terror attack illustrates, signs reading “Gun Free Zone” is not going to deter an attacker

The effort to advance the right to carry on campus is joined by a very glamorous ally: former Miss Ohio Madison Gesiotto. Gesiotto, who is currently in the final year of pursuing her J.D. at The Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, said she had friends in Watt’s Hall Monday morning at the time of the attack.

In an opinion piece published in the Washington Timesyesterday, Gesiotto employed readers to support campus carry, saying:

The reality is that criminals and terrorists do not respect the law and will not follow the law regardless of what anti-weapon regulations that a university puts into place, which is why we need campus carry now more than ever. Students, professors and visitors of not only The Ohio State University, but of universities nationwide should be empowered and encouraged, not discouraged and unable, to protect themselves and those around them.

Not only could lives be saved, but future attacks could also be prevented. By changing to a common sense concealed carry option for those who have legally obtained their license to conceal and carry in their state criminals and terrorists will be less likely to attack, since they do not carry out attacks as often in areas where a population is known to be armed, trained and ready to act.

Phil Mulivor, of Ohioans for Concealed Carry, pointed out that of the 105 universities in 9 states which allow citizens to carry on campus, all have done so without incident.

The Ohio House has already voted in favor of the bill which also allows law-abiding citizens to carry in day care centers and within public areas of police stations and airports. The Senate is also expected to approve the measure, with a vote coming as soon as next week.

Gun Reforms Trump will tackle?

The election of Trump, and the GOp retaining the Senate, and House has given the GOP a new birth, if they seize it. There are many actions that need to be taken. And securing greater self-defense rights are among the most crucial. Bob Owens explains five important steps the new president and Congress can get done

Ending Gun-Free Zones On Military Bases

President Trump will have the authority to executive authority to pass an executive order allowing the United States military to carry firearms on duty. Our domestic military bases and facilities have been the site of numerous terror attacks and mass shootings. Trump can reverse that with the stroke of a pen. He would also apparently have the authority to end firearm bans on other federal property, but there are so many laws and regulations that I don’t want to make that claim prematurely.

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

There is significant momentum towards establishing national concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states. President Trump, working with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, should be able to get this passed into law within the first 90 days. There are four different bills to choose from in the House and Senate.

There three more, Owens addresses, including improving the NICS background checks, go read the whole thing. Let us all hope the GOP has learned that standing up to the Left, the media, and the GOP establishment pays off. Let us all hope they start acting as if they are ready to put that lesson into practice

What would you do?

I fear that Jihadist type attacks will continue to increase in America. Here is a video of the terror attack, by a knife-wielding Islamist at a mall in Minnesota. Remember that the man who ended the attack was a CHL holder, and a man who trained people about firearms, and how to use them. If that man had not been there, how many would have been hurt, or killed? How long would this attack have gone on? Folks, this CAN happen to any of us, at any public place. Prepare accordingly