Mayor Bowser’s Gun Control Failed to Stop Gang-Related, “Nats Shooting”

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Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America Director of Federal Affairs, Aidan Johnston, responded after an apparent gang-related shooting took place near Washington Nationals Park on Saturday:

Criminals don’t obey gun laws. For the safety of Major League Baseball fans, Mayor Bowser and Nationals Park must eliminate Draconian restrictions on fans’ right to self-defense!

An inanimate object like a firearm cannot be held responsible for a crime. However, victims should hold Mayor Bowser responsible for D.C.’s unchecked crime spike and for the infringement of their right to self-defense during this and other tragic incidents.

Instead of empowering fans by fostering a culture of self-defense, Mayor Bowser and Nationals Park have chosen to disarm fans who are going to and from baseball games.

This puts them at tremendous risk outside of the ballpark where crime is skyrocketing. The fact that one of Saturday’s victims was shot outside of the stadium is a reminder that Washington’s Draconian gun restrictions will not protect fans from criminals.

Washingtonians deserve the right to protect their families and shoot back in self-defense. And it is unacceptable to double down and push gun control in the wake of its continued failure.

It is a travesty that the capital of the world’s most free country imposes such Draconian gun control. To be forced to give up one’s rights to visit monuments to freedom would make our Founders roll over in their graves.

Note: D.C. Code prohibits concealed carry license holders carrying firearms into stadiums, and Nationals Park prohibits self-defenders from even bringing pepper spray or other less lethal self-defense tools.

Aidan Johnston, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.


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Gun Owners of America has previously supported the right of members and staff to carry firearms on Capitol Hill for self-defense, as GOA supports the rights of all law-abiding citizens to carry firearms in their workplace. Gun Owners of America is a grassroots organization representing more than two million gun owners nationwide and is dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise.

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JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
13 days ago

Baseball and children should be banned from Washington DC. Washington, DC is that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Republic are irresistibly drained. There is no question that, according to tradition, there are places that, over time, have become evil; that there is some type of mystique going on there that is NOT good nature, but rather, evil. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

KK
KK
14 days ago

I blame the fans. Teams play in a war zone. Can’t bring weapons for self defense. DON’T GO TO THE GAMES! Remember what happened to fans leaving Camden Yards in Baltimore? If the city disarms you – DON’T GO TO THE CITY! Baseball, as an organization, supports all this progressive socialist crap that is WAGING WAR on ALL of our rights. Kneeling along their black ribbon to show support for BLM. THE HELL WITH THEM! The NFL is gonna play the black national anthem before every game – WHAT ARE FANS GONNA DO? This isn’t a game – A MARXIST… Read more »

Bubba
Bubba
13 days ago
Reply to  KK

The NFL and NBA can burn in Hell.
Unfortunately MLB and NASCAR are not far behind.

I say we start an American League for sports in this country. Whereby if you’re not armed. You can’t get in.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
14 days ago

Gang bangers doing what gang bangers do, pretty much every day in the district of corruption. This one was much harder to cover up since it happened near a very public venue. Of course da mayor is going to blame it on the evil guns, if she didn’t someone out there ‘might’ realize that the policies there are one of the main reasons such acts take place.

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL
14 days ago

I have yet to hear anyone address that in response to the shooting outside the ball park, they announced over the PA system that there was an active shooter in the park, causing the crowd to rush outside where the shooting was and could return.

JayWPB
JayWPB
14 days ago

Aren’t more people killed by baseballs at MLB parks? Maybe they should ban throwable objects and wooden sticks.

UncAl
UncAl
14 days ago

We might be the ” I D I O T S” for allowing these turds to exist on our oxygen!

lynnard
lynnard
14 days ago

why are they allowed to stay in office when they all break their oath of office? protect the peoples rights and freedom.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
14 days ago

Democrats like creating victims to help forward thier unconstitutional gun grabbing control over the masses . Like Hitler they want to protect the children .

PAF145
PAF145
14 days ago

Her name suits her

gregs
gregs
14 days ago

Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.why don’t they get it? or do they?

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
15 days ago

When you have idiots in charge, you get idiot results.

RoyD
RoyD
15 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

That’s the thing, they are not idiots. They know exactly what they are doing. Or, not doing.

Country Boy
Country Boy
14 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

truth

Bubba
Bubba
13 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Herein lies the challenge.
They do know exactly what they’re doing. Some of them can’t even say it with a straight face.

RoyD
RoyD
15 days ago

“Gun control” isn’t what is needed. Unfortunately what is needed cannot be spoken.

JimmyS
JimmyS
15 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Chickenshit. Not only will you do nothing, but you won’t even say anything. Where is your shame?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
15 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

Weird flex

RoyD
RoyD
15 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

To legitimately have shame one would first have to have done something shameful. If you were more intelligent you would have known that. Sucks to be you.

Tackleberry
Tackleberry
14 days ago
Reply to  JimmyS

***…I will support and defend the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC..” I took that oath over 30 years ago, however, there is no expiration date.

There are millions more waiting should the call go out to do what is necessary in order to preserve the Constitution and the rights of US citizens.

Last edited 14 days ago by Tackleberry
Rob
Rob
14 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Wendol?

Tionico
Tionico
14 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

then I WILL speak it: Felony perjury charges for this oath-breaking rotten excuse of a mayor. She is NOT uphoding defending, faithfully executing the US COnstitution.

RoyD
RoyD
14 days ago
Reply to  Tionico

You have, “whiffed.”