Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- The tragedy at FSU should have been prevented, and could have been stopped as soon as it started.
While people were being shot at FSU, a combat veteran looked on in horror. Despite being “in position” to end the assault, and in spite of having the necessary skills and training to defend himself and his community had he been armed, as the first shots rang out he realized that he could do nothing.
Even as an Expert Marksman qualified Army Infantry Veteran, he was powerless to help due to Florida laws that require that he be disarmed on campus.
This is the result of the failed policy of creating “Gun Free Zones“, such as Florida campuses, where unstable attackers know that they can bring mayhem without fear of being immediately stopped. This must change.
The tragedy at FSU has once again showed, to horrible effect, that people must not be deprived of their right to an effective means of self-defense. This attack was also another tragic reminder that, far too often, people who are known to be disturbed are not being referred for mental health interventions that could save lives.
We resolve to do everything within our power to protect and expand the right of self-defense throughout Florida. College Campuses are no strangers to violent crime, Campus Carry is needed now.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and to the entire FSU community.
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Florida Carry, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental rights of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self-defense as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Sections 2 and 8 of the Florida Constitution. Florida Carry stands to represent our supporters, members, and Florida’s millions of defensive arms owners. We are not beholden to any national organization’s agenda that may compromise that mission.
Florida Carry works tirelessly toward striking down ill-conceived gun and weapons control laws that have been proven to provide safe havens to criminals and be deadly to law-abiding citizens.
Putting your head in the sand just gets you shot in the ASS
how can the public be so naive [naive may or may not be another word for stupid ]
Jessica, my daughter, posted on FB the day of the shooting at Arapahoe HS (and the day before the first anniversary of Newtown): Repeat after me. Gun free zones are ONLY gun free for the people following the law!!! Criminals don’t care about the sign on the front of the building touting it as a “gun free zone”. Agreeing with her, but elaborating, I commented in reply: It is EVIL to demand our children remain unprotected against the ravages of a madman. The same people who demand (willing) teachers be disarmed in the classroom would never dream of leaving school… Read more »