Skip to comments.GOA Statement on Tragic Shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH
Posted on 08/05/2019 10:25:00 AM PDT by Boomer
Springfield, VA Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America (GOA) Erich Pratt stated the following after the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:
Gun Owners of America mourns with all those affected by the pure evil in El Paso and Dayton. We pray for the families and for quick healing for the injured.
Events like these are tragic; yet they remind us that life is precious and worth protecting and that firearms in the hands of honest citizens are the best way to protect both liberty and security.
This is why GOA is calling on the President, Congress and state legislatures to utterly reject any calls for gun control, including Universal Background Checks, so-called Assault Weapon Bans, and so-called Red Flag laws.
It is frustrating to see President Donald Trumps continued support for so-called Red Flag laws. These Red Flag laws, properly known as Gun Confiscation Orders, are incompatible with actual due process and allow for the confiscation of firearms from innocent Americans. Consider a Maryland man, who was the subject of a Gun Confiscation Order, and was ultimately killed by police.
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As a solution, GOA calls on Congress to immediately take up and pass H.R. 38, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, as well as H.R. 3200, the Safe Students Act (to repeal gun-free schools). GOA also calls upon state legislatures to immediately take up and pass Constitutional Carry legislation. Legislators should move to end gun-free zones places where honest citizens cannot carry firearms.
We know that firearms in the hands of honest citizens keep us safer. In fact, based on a study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, we know that guns are used 16-100 times more often to protect life than to take it. And these defensive gun uses even include the employment of commonly owned, semi-automatic rifles. Consider these examples:
A Houston man fired several rounds while fighting off five home invaders this year, using his AK-47 as his primary means of defense; A Florida man utilized his AR-15 to fire 30 rounds while fighting off seven intruders; and, A very petite Maryland mom chased three burglars out of her home simply by charging her AR-15.
Additionally, almost 90 percent of police agree that mass shootings would be reduced or avoided altogether by the presence of legally-armed citizens.
In this difficult time in our country, let us take measures to make us safer and freer. This is not achieved by restricting guns, but by restoring firearm freedoms protected under the Second Amendment.
Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOAs Press Center.
I forget the exact stats, but most massacres occur in “Gun Free Zones”.
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...and by leftists or Muslims.
I understand that the Walmart in Texas is attached to a Simon owned Mall prohibiting firearms on the premises. That may explain why no ccw reaction to the perpetrator
Leftists are delighted that these shootings happened,although they would never admit it. It furthers their agenda.
I agree. After all their motto is never let a crisis go to waste. They know they can capitalize on it. That's just what evil sick people do. They probably think of it as good politics and a way to further their heinous agenda though. Again; that's what sick evil people do.
Look, if a few innocent lives are lost in the name of the Collective good, then it’s worth it. The Glorious State Above All, comrade!
What the Leftist media always conveniently ignores is the fact that when & where, as in Switzerland, the youth are armed & trained in the safe use of firearms, as part of their moral training in the responsibility of citizenship, crime practically disappears!
That reality needs to be stressed, whenever the Left seeks to disarm the law abiding, morally responsible citizenry! (Never to be confused with hate driven fanatics seeking dramatic deaths.)
Please read what Washington had to say about the psychological benefits to youths trained in responsible & patriotic use of firearms.
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