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Maryland Mall Shooting (That’s Right, For Those Keeping Score At Home: Another Shooting In ANOTHER GUN FREE ZONE)

January 25, 2014

The moment I heard about the shooting in the Maryland mall, I knew it: another shooting in another gun free zone.

It didn’t take long to determine the “gun free zone” thing.  All I had to do was identify the mall, then find their web page and then look at their “code of conduct” page.

And there it was: “No firearms or illegal weapons.”

Too bad nobody was allowed to have a firearm who was actually INCLINED to obey the damn law.

Wonder if MSNBC or any of the rest of the liberal media will cover the “gun free zone” angle (yeah, probably not).

“Gun free zones” again: Three killed in Columbia, MD Mall [Updated]
Posted by Bob Owens on January 25, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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The Howard County Police are reporting via Twitter that:

Call came into 911 around 11:15 a.m. that shots were fired. Police made entry and found three dead, one found near a gun and ammunition.”

We’ll update the story as more information comes in, but the operating assumption at this time appears to be a double murder and suicide in yet another “gun free zone.”

Update: The incident is over. The UK Daily Mail and NBC Washington are both reporting that the shooter used a shotgun, and the Daily Mail  has posted a photo from a twitter user showing what appears to be evidence of a shotgun blast into the wall.

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Daily Mail is further claiming that, “A mall employee described the shooter as a Latino or Middle Eastern man.”

I’d keep it firmly in mind that eyewitness statements are notoriously inaccurate.

[Mall image from WBAL]

Liberals are truly stupid people who will just not ever learn because their worldview obliterates any capacity for learning.  But when you criminalize guns or ban them, the only people who obey the laws are the law-abiding.

CRIMINALS ARE BY DEFINITION LAWBREAKERS WHO DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE LAW AND PSYCHOS ARE CRAZY PEOPLE WHO BY DEFINITION CAN’T CARE ABOUT THE LAW.

Every single mass shooting we have had in this country over the last several years – every single one – occurred in a “gun free zone” where the only people who had guns were the evil people.  Thanks entirely to Democrats.

Gun-free zones have been the most popular response to previous mass killings. But many law-enforcement officials say they are actually counterproductive. “Guns are already banned in schools. That is why the shootings happen in schools. A school is a ‘helpless-victim zone,’” says Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff. “Preventing any adult at a school from having access to a firearm eliminates any chance the killer can be stopped in time to prevent a rampage,” Jim Kouri, the public-information officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, told me earlier this year at the time of the Aurora, Colo., Batman-movie shooting. Indeed, there have been many instances — from the high-school shooting by Luke Woodham in Mississippi, to the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo. — where a killer has been stopped after someone got a gun from a parked car or elsewhere and confronted the shooter.

Economists John Lott and William Landes conducted a groundbreaking study in 1999, and found that a common theme of mass shootings is that they occur in places where guns are banned and killers know everyone will be unarmed, such as shopping malls and schools.

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“Disarming law-abiding citizens leaves them as sitting ducks,” Lott told me. “A couple hundred people were in the Cinemark Theater when the killer arrived. There is an extremely high probability that one or more of them would have had a legal concealed handgun with him if they had not been banned.”

Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.”

If you want to know all the most dangerous cities in America, just go visit the places that have the most restrictive gun laws.  YOU go to the places like liberal Chicago or liberal Detroit.  I’m sure not going to be one of the defenseless sheep praying to Obama to protect me.

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