I’m not going to beat around the bush or bury the lead. Here they are:
- Get rid of ALL gun-free zones.
- Stop infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
That’s it. It’s that simple.
Now, let’s explore WHY this is true:
89% of all mass shootings occur in gun-free zones. Given the fact they occupy less than 10% of all places people visit, they are clearly magnets for mass shooters. In order to understand why this is so, you need to understand a bit about mass shooters.
First, mass shooters are very rare. Less than 1 in 250,000 people will become a mass shooter. That alone renders the cost of screening for them via mental health means unfathomably and impossibly expensive. It would cost an average of $125,000,000 to find just ONE mass shooter. Meanwhile, those glorious red flag laws would violate between 1 and upwards of 13 Constitutional rights of the false positives, perhaps 10% of the entire group yet 25,000 times more false positives than your single true positive. Call it 25,000 people. Imagine the lawsuits if even just 1% of them — 250 — got together and sued. It would probably be closer to 1,000 lawsuits filed against you for every 1 mass shooter you might find. Then there’s the lawsuits from everyone or their family who was denied their right to keep and bear arms but was shot by a mass shooter. Finally, there’s the fact that you are at absolute best only going to have a true positive about one-third of the time, so all those numbers I just mentioned? TRIPLE THEM. 75,000 false positives. 3,000 lawsuits.
Bottom line, psychological science isn’t anywhere near good enough to cost effectively go after identifying the needle-sized mass shooter in the field full of haystacks general population. Give it another thousand years. Then we’ll talk. Since red flags are based on the false premises of both efficacy and cost-effectiveness, both of which have been thoroughly debunked, it’s time to drop the mind-bogglingly STUPID idea of red flag laws.
Second, mass shooters already know they’re dead. They say so in most of their last letters or online posts. It’s not that they want to die. It’s that they hurt, they believe they’ve been wronged, and they believe the only way to call attention to their plight while righting the wrong is to go out in a blaze of glory while taking as many of the “apathetics” along with them. Threats of, “We’ll bring back the death penalty!” are met with a philosophical, “So?” in the minds of mass shooters.
Remember: They are very rare. The reason they are very rare is because something is seriously wrong with their brains. Lots of people hurt or even kill innocent people. Roughly 1 in 500 people will murder someone else some time in their lives. But only 1 in 250,000 people will indiscriminately take multiple lives. Because something is seriously wrong with their brains, normal deterrents do not work on them.
The only thing that works is to remove their objectives. They want notariety. They want to kills as many as people as possible in order to call more attention to their problem. If they don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of accomplishing that, they will very likely choose an alternative course of action. They may be criminally insane, but their not stupid.
If everyone were armed, they’d get a shot or two off before being stopped themselves.
That’s no good! Phooey! You’ve foiled their plot.
Getting rid of all gun-free zones eliminates what they view as “free-fie zones.” Without gun-free zones denoting large areas where almost everyone will be disarmed, they have no free-fire zones. They have a far great chance of being stopped by an armed citizen than before, and without being able to kill enough people to cause public outrage as keeps happening every time the media and Demoncrap politicians explode with more gun control rhetoric.
Speaking of which, getting rid of all guns doesn’t work either. Just ask the United Kingdom. When they banned private ownership of most firearms, their violent crime rate TRIPLED:
Clearly NOT the way to go. But our Founding Fathers had the answer.
Do you know what the number one response I hear when I ask gun-savvy people why they don’t carry? It’s bimodal, actually:
Oh, I wouldn’t want the legal hassles
A) of getting caught in the wrong place with a firearm
B) if I ever had to shoot anyone
You know what causes those legal hassles? Gun laws. Those gun laws don’t stop criminals from carrying or using guns, but it does stop law-abiding citizens from using by far the best tool at their disposal for stopping a mass shooting.
All those gun laws, from gun-free zones to magazine size limits to lawsuit-crazed liberals are all INFRINGEMENTS. What does “the supreme Law of the Land” (Article VI) say again? “The right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.”
That’s the answer from our Founding Fathers: Do not infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Instead of worrying about regulating the 98% of citizens who abide by the law, they realized it was a whole lot easier and far more effective just to freely allow everyone to be armed and let the 98% take care of the wayward 2%.
Interestingly enough, according to multiple FBI studies, we the armed people are about 92% effective at doing just that.