After five people were murdered by an evil perpetrator on Friday afternoon at the Ft. Lauderdale airport, anti-gun spokesmen took to the airwaves to push gun control.
Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign says the gun industry wants more guns so that “we feel safe nowhere.”
And Shannon Watts, whose group was effectively founded by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg, blamed the shooting on Congress because it “won’t stand up to the gun lobby.”
But GOA Executive Director Erich Pratt asked, “What about blaming the thug who did this?”
Pratt, who is available for Talk show interviews, stated, “Apparently it’s in vogue not to blame evil people for their evil deeds,” Pratt said. “Just this week, CNN’s Don Lemon emphatically stated that the malicious swine who tortured a mentally handicapped man in Illinois were not ‘evil,’ just recipients of ‘bad home training.’
“Anti-gun liberals have this amazing propensity to give bad guys a pass, and instead ‘level their guns’ at law-abiding gun owners and at their rights protected by the Second Amendment,” Pratt said.
Dan Gross and Shannon Watts should consider the role that gun control played in this shooting.
Quite simply, the Ft. Lauderdale airport is a gun-free zone. The Crime Prevention Research Center reports that “Florida is one of only six states that completely ban concealed carry at airports.”
So the bottom line was that the shooter was able to empty his firearm — and pause to reload — without any fear that anyone in that baggage area would be able to fire back. This, in one of the most heavily policed areas in the country.
The result was at least nine victims and five fatalities in a facility policed by a department which receives over $60 billion a year. And they were murdered by a killer who may have been inspired by ISIS.
“Gun control doesn’t make people safer because bad guys ignore the laws,” Pratt said. “But good guys with guns have stopped mass shootings in the past — as evidenced by the fire fighter in South Carolina, an Uber driver in Chicago and a doctor in Pennsylvania.”
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