Category Archives: Gun Free Zones

My Latest Article at American Thinker: The Unintended Consequences of Gun Control

My latest article at American Thinker starts like this:

In 1996, John Ross penned what has become a classic story of what might happen when the federal government oversteps its bounds and clamps down too hard on guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans.  So chilling is the story, so graphic in its descriptions of how some Americans might fight back, that Mr. Ross and his wife were hounded and intimidated by federal authorities.

Yet the title of his novel speaks loudly about what the gun-grabbers can expect when they legislate from emotion rather than fact.  There, in Unintended Consequences, many of them lost their fictional lives.  Here, in real-life America, we have magnets that draw armed lunatics into schools, malls, and other venues where guns are banned.

So we need more gun laws!  We need to reinstitute the assault weapons ban!

For more see: The Unintended Consequences of Gun Control.

Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter | Portland

Here’s something you won’t see in the mainstream media about the Oregon Mall shooting.

Turns our a concealed carry holder was there and aimed his gun at the killer. He didn’t shoot because he saw an innocent behind the killer and feared a missed shot might hit the innocent. Still, note the last line of his quote:

“He was working on his rifle,” said Meli. “He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side.”The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.”As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them,” he said.Meli took cover inside a nearby store.

He never pulled the trigger. He stands by that decision.”I’m not beating myself up cause I didn’t shoot him,” said Meli. “I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.”

via Clackamas man, armed, confronts mall shooter | Portland.

Yet another mass shooting in a gun-free zone…

The Detroit News today reports that a recent shooting at the dock of the Detroit Princess cruse ship arose from an altercation between two families. One woman called her boyfriend, not on the cruse, and instructed him to retrieve a gun from a parked car and to bring it down to the dock. (All passengers are checked for weapons before they get on the cruse, so those disembarking were unarmed). Thus, when the woman got her gun, she opened fire without fear.

Then, interestingly, when a member of the family being shot at also retrieved a gun, and began returning fire, the original shooter and her boyfriend ran.

John Lott has noted that so-called “gun free” zones are magnets for those intent on mayhem. This scene was no different.

When will liberals learn?

Clash between 2 families led to shooting that injured 7, says cruise operator | The Detroit News |