Liberalism kills again, in the former of a deranged shooter who entered a gun-free zone college campus to engage in a shooting spree. The idiocy of gun-free zones is quite tragically, and in a deadly fashion, illustrated yet again. The pro-freedom news web site Overpasses for America reported the incident, based on reportage from CBS News. Almost all shooting sprees of this tragic kind happen at gun-free zones, places where guns are illegal thanks to the enacting of do-gooder liberal legislation designating them as gun-free zone. Note that mass shootings never occur at gun shows.
Here is the campus policy on guns as quoted by Overpasses for America:
“Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, air guns, water pistols, and paint guns) ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or any other objects as weapons on college property, except as expressly authorized by law or college regulations, is prohibited.”
In today's shooting, 13 were killed and at least 20 more were injured. The shooter is also dead, apparently a police officer shot the shooting suspect.
A former president of the college is quoted by CBS News as stating the college of 3,000 students, Umpqua Community College, which is 180 miles south of Portland, had has only one security officer on duty on campus at any given time. Imagine that, just ONE security officer for a campus of 3,000 students.
Barack Obama's White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest weighed in on the shooting, stating, “The issue of sensible steps that can be taken to protect our communities from gun violence continues to be a top priority of this administration.”
The first sensible step you can advise the president to take, Mr. Earnest, is calling for repeal of any state or federal legislation that creates gun-free zones. Allow law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and others by carrying concealed. If one of those students was carrying, before the police were able to get there, someone could have defended some of allow those 33 that were killed or injured by taking out the shooter. It's common sense. It's that simple. Good people with guns protect us from bad people with guns.