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“It really doesn’t matter, when somebody shows up at a place, why they’re trying to kill people,” Erich Pratt, the group’s director of communications, told MSNBC. “The important thing is that people be able to protect themselves.”

Repeal Gun Free Zones

Repeal Gun Free Zones

Gun Owners of America

Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday’s tragic shooting at Ft. Hood raises the question once again: How many more lives must perish before Congress repeals the ban on service members carrying guns?

We now know that Ivan Lopez, an Iraq War veteran, brought a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun onto Ft. Hood yesterday and killed three other people, before killing himself.

Fox News reports that the rampage ended when a female MP drew her weapon, causing Lopez to take his own life.

It was previous base shootings like this one that prompted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) to introduce H.R. 3199 last year, a bill to repeal the ban on carrying firearms on military bases.

 Click here to send a message to your Representative and insist that he cosponsor H.R. 3199!

Rep. Stockman blasted the glaring double-standard that keeps our servicemen disarmed.

“Why are civilians at a restaurant allowed to defend themselves but soldiers trained in firearms aren’t?” Stockman asked.  “Why can’t we extend common sense gun laws like open carry to our soldiers?”

Ret. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford — who survived the 2009 Ft. Hood shooting, despite being shot 7 times by Nidal Hasan — shocked an MSNBC host today when he said “I think more guns is the answer.

“Had it been where other service members [had] guns or weapons on them at that time,” Sgt. Lunsford said, “I don’t think [Lopez] would have reacted the way that he was reacting.”

It is imperative that gun owners urge their Representatives to cosponsor H.R. 3199.  Every time we repeal another gun-free zone, we take away another killing zone that the Left can use to clamor for gun control.

  Click here to send a message to your Representative and insist that he cosponsor H.R. 3199!

To be sure, the political Left has spent the entire day trying to exploit this tragedy in hopes of resurrecting calls for gun control.

Should we ban those on anxiety meds?  How about servicemen with PTSD?  What about just anyone who is seeking psychiatric counseling?

These are the questions that MSNBC hosts have raised today.  But over and over again, even their own liberal guests continue to shoot down the idea that society can accurately predict which non-violent individuals are likely to commit violence in the future:

  • Former FBI agent and criminal profiler, Clint Van Zandt:  “There is no real litmus test for who’s going to commit violence.”
  • NBC reporter Jim Miklaszewski:  “[Psychologists] saw no sign of likely violence or suicidal tendencies from [Ivan] Lopez.”
  • Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, a NYU professor:  “PTSD by itself, it doesn’t make people violent.”
  • So even though gun grabbers are trying to use tragedies like this to expand gun laws — making them even more draconian — the dirty little secret among the “intelligencia” is that background checks are doomed to fail:
  • Remember Adam Lanza at Newtown, Connecticut?  He stole his firearms from his mother, whom he murdered.
  • Or how about the Clackamas Mall shooter?  He stole his AR-15, just as Lanza (one week later) would steal his firearms.
  • Then there was the James Holmes at the Aurora theater in Colorado.  He passed two background checks.
  • Or how about Jared Loughner in Tucson, Arizona?  He passed a background check.

No wonder that America’s police officers, by a 2-to-1 margin, support concealed carry as the answer to large scale shootings — as compared to expanding mental health checks for gun buyers.  (See page 6.)

“Saving lives by allowing trained soldiers to carry firearms should be an easy fix,” said Rep. Stockman.  “No reasonable person can oppose that.”

ACTION:  Urge your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 3199, the Safe Military Bases Act; and thank those who already have.  By using the GOA Engage feature — and inputting your address — the appropriate message will be selected, based on whether your Rep. has cosponsored the bill.

REPS. TO THANK FOR ALREADY COSPONSORING H.R. 3199:

  • Rep Bentivolio, Kerry L. [MI-11]
  • Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1]
  • Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26]
  • Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27]
  • Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1]
  • Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4]
  • Rep LaMalfa, Doug [CA-1]
  • Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1]
  • Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22]
  • Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8]
  • Rep Stockman, Steve [chief sponsor]
  • Rep Stutzman, Marlin A. [IN-3]
  • Rep Weber, Randy K. Sr. [TX-14]

P.S. It’s time to put an end to the dangerous gun ban on military bases.  Click here to help GOA reach out to more gun owners so we can increase the pressure on politicians in Washington.

Gun Owners of America
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About:Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.

  • 4 User comments to “Time to Repeal Gun-Free Zones!”

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    2. Bob Shell on April 4, 2014 at 11:03 AM said:

      It should be a no brainer. Soldiers should be allowed to protect themselves & their families. However the reality is we have an anti-American president and as long as he is in office no law will get signed allowing Americans to defend themselves. Also as long as you have senators like Reed & feinstein it will never get through the senate. So how many innocent Americans are going to persih because of those stupid gun free zones befors a majority of the folks wake up?

    3. CarlCasino on April 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM said:

      Gun Control is a program that can work….
      No Democrat can ever own a gun, knife, hammer, Icepick, or any pointed instrument including arrows, even without a bow.
      Murder rate will drop, even in Chicago.

    4. goyaathle on April 5, 2014 at 6:21 PM said:

      Most soldiers can be trusted to defend themselves but not all. I served with a PFC in Germany that turned out to be a total nutcase. He became obsessed with a german girl that worked in a local bar and started stalking her. One night he followed her onto a german bus. The girl asked the bus driver not to let the PFC on the bus. When the bus driver told the soldier to catch another bus the PFC pulled a .357 revolver and stuck it in the drivers face. The bus driver didn’t even blink. He grabbed the cylinder so the revolver wouldn’t fire with his left hand and punched the american in the face with his right hand. The PFC was knocked unconscious and he was still out when the POLITZI arrived to arrest him. The american spent three years in a german prison and two more years in Leavenworth and a dishonorable discharge.

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