69% of Mass Shootings Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

69% of Mass Shootings Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

69% of Mass Shootings Occurred in Gun-Free Zones

The Second Amendment is often tossed around the political football field with stunning misstatements from activists advocating more restrictions. These individuals misstate studies and statistics in an effort to push their agenda. In the end, all they provide is spin and fear.

As a father of four grown women, I have a little different perspective. My daughters own weapons, and some have concealed weapons permits. Each has been trained on how to handle a weapon safely. I go to bed every night knowing that if a horrible event occurs, they are capable of calmly confronting the situation.

Now, for the anti-gun crowd, we are entitled to our opinions, but not our facts:

- Hundreds of thousands of times a year, women use firearms to protect themselves. In fact, the Crime Prevention Center noted women obtaining concealed carry permits rose 270 percent since 2007.

- A study conducted by the Heritage Foundation pointed out that in the past 14 years (2002), of the "54 mass shootings * in which the assailant intended to kill large numbers of people at random," 69 percent occurred in gun-free zones while 31 percent occurred where citizens were allowed to be armed. (* defined as three or more victims)

 

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