The number one reason many liberals give for more gun control is to reduce gun violence, mass shootings and school shootings. Ever since the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, thousands of high school students throughout the nation have been protesting for more gun control. The mainstream media continues to interview student who say they fear for their lives everyday when they go to school.
One comment about the students’ fear – far more students are injured and killed in vehicular accidents than by shootings at school, yet they seem to have no fear every time they climb into a car to drive or one where one of their friends are driving. If they really feared for their lives, they would be far more hesitant to get behind the wheel and they would be more cautious when driving. However, it seems that every week or so in the area I live, we hear about teens being hurt or killed in an auto accident and in most cases, speed is involved and the teens killed or seriously injured usually weren’t wearing seat belts. When you compare the chances of them being injured or killed by a shooter against by a teen driver, it proves their alleged fear of being shot is nothing more than emotional hype for the media and nothing more.
The two sides of the issue are pushing for different legislation. Liberals want more gun control and gun free schools. Conservatives want teachers and faculty to be trained and armed since they are there and able to respond instantly to stop a shooting in progress.
The thought of arming teachers and faculty doesn’t really frighten gun control advocates like they claim, they react against the notion because it counters their ultimate agenda.
Some turn to local law enforcement agencies to see on which side of the issue they stand. Some police departments are against arming teachers and others help offer training to teachers and faculty as they realize it’s best line of defense to save as many students as possible.
So, where does the FBI stand on the issue?
They recently released a study tilted: Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017 and their conclusion is not what liberals want the American people to hear. The report states:
“The FBI has designated 50 shootings in 2016 and 2017 as active shooter incidents. Twenty incidents occurred in 2016, while 30 incidents occurred in 2017…”
“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives.
“The enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.”
The report noted that in one incident, a person with a valid concealed carry permit engaged an active shooter who fled and went somewhere else to continue shooting where there wasn’t any armed resistance.
This FBI report only looked at incidents in 2016 and 2017. In a post a year ago, I listed a number of other incidents going back to 1997 where an active shooter was stopped by a legally armed citizen, which further supports the conclusion of the FBI that America needs more trained and armed citizens to help stop active shooters. The report said NOTHING about needing more gun control or banning guns or creating more gun free zones. In fact, it said the complete opposite!