Responsibly armed Americans, not more failed gun laws, can help prevent another Parkland

Responsibly armed Americans, not more failed gun laws, can help prevent another Parkland

Gun Rights

© Getty Images Just over one year ago, 17 innocent students and staff were brutally murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. This was a horrific tragedy, as were subsequent massacres in Pittsburgh and Thousand Oaks, Calif., and as a nation we continue to mourn the victims and their families. Unfortunately, as we see all too often in Washington, D.C., much of the attention from anti-gun legislators in Congress has focused on blindly passing more laws, more background checks and more “gun-free zones,” while failing to note that they would have done virtually nothing to prevent these attacks. We see that this week as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pushed legislation that would essentially criminalize private gun sales and add an indefinite extension to the time to complete a NICS instant background check. Once again, anti-Second Amendment politicians in Washington want to punish law-abiding Americans instead of taking concrete steps to stop evildoers. It’s time that we as a society finally have an honest conversation about not only what causes mass shootings, but what our government can and should do to save as many lives as possible. That conversation should start with acknowledging the reality that murderous maniacs know certain locations like schools and places of worship are soft targets where those inside often simply do not have the ability to protect themselves. Instead of restricting American’s Second Amendment rights, our government should be doing everything possible to protect our children and that includes allowing, and […]

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