Gun Free Zones & Background Checks are Failing to Keep Americans Safe ~ VIDEO

Gun Free Zones & Background Checks are Failing to Keep Americans Safe
Gun Free Zones & Background Checks are Failing to Keep Americans Safe
Gun Owners of America
Gun Owners of America

Washington, DC –-( Gun Owners of America's (GOA) Larry Pratt debated CNN's Michael Smerconish after the tragic shooting at the Umpqua Community College in October, 2015.

Pratt argued that killers like the Umpqua shooter are targeting Gun Free Zones, where all but two public mass shootings have occurred since 1950.

And background checks are failing to stop these killers from getting firearms.

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  • 9 thoughts on “Gun Free Zones & Background Checks are Failing to Keep Americans Safe ~ VIDEO

    1. What was not talked about is the number of people who are legitimately declined for firearms purchase during the NICS who are NOT PROSECUTED.

    2. We go down this same ole crap river every month of every year. There is always a politician that has a plan to disarm the American population, except criminals of course. Answer questions below.
      1. Have you seen, in any state, a concerted effort to get criminals, and their guns, off the streets?

      2. Do you really feel that taking guns from all law abiding citizens will make your children safer?

      If you think that any new gun law will make your kids safer from criminals, you are out of your mind. The police will not be able to save your children then anymore than they can today. You will never see a day where there is an armed police officer guarding every door of every school. Look at the number of illegal alien criminals that have been released onto our streets. Look at all the muslim refugees that are being brought to our country without any background check. Folks, your kids will never be safe again because they go to school in a gun free zone that criminals will always take advantage of because it make them famous, and they will never be challenged. This world we live in is not Utopia, and never will be. Please pull your head out of the sand and realize that we have to protect our kids, and grandchildren. We do that by learning to protect ourselves with a gun. We empower teachers, and administrators, who choose to take on the responsibility of carrying a gun. Put an end to gun free zones and you will make a difference in how this ends. Remember this, criminals will always get guns, they have their own market to get them.

    3. Even a liberal gun owner does not get it. Michael Smerconish took the cowards way out when talking about students being armed in that classroom. In most cases, an armed student would have challenged the single shooter. That may not be true if there had been multiple shooters covering the room, and may only have drawn his weapon as a last resort. Why do you carry a gun if you have no intention of using it when needed? Mr. Smerconish stated that he is the owner of multiple guns and has then under lock and key at home. Does that mean he is ill prepared for a home invasion? Most people who obtain a CCW license prepare both mentally, and physically, to carry that weapon. They would learn when would be the right time to use that weapon. Like Mr. Pratt, I believe that one, or more, armed students could have saved many lives that day. Think about the theater in Colorado, there was no escape for the folks watching the movie. The shooter had the exit covered. Only someone armed could have made a difference.

      1. Agree, even with the theater shooting when the gunman wore body armor,
        a well placed shot to the head may have been difficult or impossible given the lighting and
        the smoke bombs, a laser device on the handgun pointed to the face and eyes of the gunman
        would be enough to cause diminished vision and buy time for a close head shot or to get people to safety.

        Same for the school shootings, tactical led flashlight and tactical laser to the eyes if you can not be armed.

        Like Dr. Carson said, fight because he can’t shoot all of us.

    4. Very interesting exchange. They both make good points. The mini debate was won on two key points by Mr. Pratt, 1. That an armed student would possibly have shortened the school killing spree. 2. That mass murders of disarmed populations are worse than an armed population. One point by the interviewer is obviously right. That incomplete applications for a firearm be approved by default when not handled in the 72 hour window leaves a gap in background check efficacy. The wait time frame should be extended.

      1. If extended, NO application would be approved under this regime or under ANY democrat/liberal/progressive/communist regime. NONE! The 72 hour time limit is more than adequate for a due diligence check and keeps the bureaucrats a little more honest than they would prefer.

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