Sandy Hook was a Gun Free Zone
Despite Connecticut's gun carry laws at the time, there was nobody armed at Sandy Hook to protect the slaughtered children and teachers. In practice, Sandy Hook was a gun free zone.

So was the 2012 Batman movie mass slaughter which killed 12 and injured 58 in Aurora, Colorado. The cinema company enforced their strict gun-free policy.

The 2009 Fort Hood military base where 13 unarmed soldiers died was also a gun-free zone. It seems that politicians don't think soldiers can be trusted with guns.

The 2007 Virginia Tech mass slaughter where 32 were shot to death was also a gun free zone. Etc, etc,...

Armed Civilians Stop the Slaughter
At the 1997 high school shooting spree at Pearl, Miss, the armed principal averted a massacre.

Two armed students stopped another massacre in the 2002 mass shooting at the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia.

The armed volunteer church member averted another massacre at the 2007 New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

Yet more massacres were stopped by armed civilians in the 2007 Salt Lake City Mall, at the Santa Clara gunshop in 1999, at Arniston in 1991, at Early Texas in July 2012. etc, etc,...

As Larry Correia, Utah Concealed Weapons instructor, military and law enforcement master trainer, expert witness for the Utah State Legislature, Title 7 SOT gun store owner, elite firearms expert explains:

"The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started."

Would more Laws Avoid such Massacres
Would even more stringent gun laws actually do anything to deter a mass shooter? Dan Poore, commenting on elite firearms expert Larry Correia's column, succinctly explains:

"One estimate, based on preliminary reports when the shooting in CT first happened, put the number of law violations, from the shooter first picking up the gun to finally offing himself, at 47 counts.

"And yet, somehow, a hypothetical 48th violation is supposed to dissuade the shooter. “Hey, I’ll be violating the law 47 times, including killing myself at the end, but 48 times is just too far, man. Yeah, right…"

Responsible Citizens with Guns Stop Mass Shooters
The evidence is unequivocal. Citizens with firearms are extremely effective in averting massacres. Many mass shooters with illegally obtained guns are stopped by armed Americans. Disarming citizens would be disastrous in practice.

Stricter guns laws will reduce firearms in responsible hands. Stricter laws will therefore reduce the number of armed responsible citizen already on site to stop a mass shooter. So although reducing the numbers of guns around may seem superficially attractive, the evidence is clear. Disarmed citizens are well.... disarmed.

The USA has so many firearms already in circulation that criminals have little problem in illegally obtaining weapons. How would any gun ban, whether "assault weapons" or large magazines, do anything but decrease the availability of bullets in the hands of law-abiding citizens to stop mass shooters?

We need to Stop the Slaughter
As President Obama himself said: "When is enough going to be seen as enough? We need to stop the slaughter." Indeed. But the evidence is clear, disarming the responsible won't do so. Yet more guns in responsible hands does decrease the slaughter.

To stop the slaughter, as Obama sensibly wants, abundant evidence shows that America needs to decrease gun bans, laws, and restrictions reducing firearms in responsible hands. To increase the likelihood of criminals and the mentally disturbed being stopped, ensure more responsible citizens have guns. So why are President Obama and other Democrats trying to implement the opposite?

If only They'd been Armed
Had the school not been in a "gun-free" zone, is there any doubt that the killer would have been shot? The Sandy Hook principal “lunged” at the killer, since she had no gun. If she'd been armed, how many children would still be alive today?

Dr. Susan Gratia explains the cause of her parents' murder in the 1991 Killeen, Texas massacre, her decision to obey the law. It was a felony for a woman to keep a legal hand gun in her purse.

"[My] incredibly stupid decision to obey a bad law, and allow my family to get killed. And I was mad at my legislature, because ... they had legislated me out of my right to protect myself and my family."

Texas politicians have since altered this "bad law" which stopped her preventing her parent's massacre. Yet how many supporters of such bad laws enjoy armed protection at the expense of the taxpayer - you? When elected politicians have armed protection, why don't they want you to enjoy the same?

Mass-Murderers Ignore the Law!
Some argue that laws to tighten access to firearms will make obtaining guns legally more difficult. This is true, but only for law-abiding citizens wishing to defend themselves. Criminals neither obey the law nor obtain guns legally.

The new gun laws proposed by Obama and Biden would have made no difference to the guns obtained by the Sandy Hook shooter. He avoided a background check by stealing his mother's guns.

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy says, “Lives are at risk when responsible people fail to stand up for laws that keep guns out of the hands of those who use them to commit murder. Especially mass-murders.” But his gun control laws do nothing to solve the problem although he seems to realize that criminals and deranged shooters don't obey the law. Once Democrats have passed their gun control laws, will they continue having armed guards for their own protection?

Why deliberately ignore the abundant evidence proving that keeping guns out of responsible hands increases the numbers slaughtered? That's why American police have guns, guns in responsible hands are good!

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Food for Thought
"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."

Louis Brandeis, 1856–1941, incorruptible Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Authored some of the "greatest defenses" of freedom ever written by the Supreme Court.

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

Dr. Thomas Sowell, African-American economist, University Professor, syndicated columnist, prolific academic author.

Dan Poore, commenting on elite firearms expert's Larry Correia column succinctly explains:

Dr. Susan Gratia explains the cause of her parents' murder in the 1991 Killeen, Texas massacre, the really powerful moment is around the 5 minute mark:

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