As the old saying goes, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
In light of the recent attack on an airport in Florida, it’s clear that the suspect chose his target knowing there wouldn’t be any such person with a gun there. Airport carry is legal in 44 States – and Florida is among the few that don’t allow it.
It’s not a coincidence. Since 1950, only two mass public shootings have occurred outside a gun free zone.
In the wake of the Republican renaissance we saw in November, Florida is doing the opposite of what liberals would prescribe in making sure a shooting like this never happens again.
While some lawmakers like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz are looking to make having guns in airports completely illegal, two Florida lawmakers are looking to make the laws much more relaxed.
Florida state Sen. Greg Steube and state Rep. Jake Raburn, both Republicans, have both introduced bills into the Florida Senate and House respectively that seek to eliminate gun-free zones from places such as the areas in airports where firearms are prohibited.
While Raburn’s bill, House Bill 6001, deals exclusively with allowing concealed carry permit holders to enter into non-secured parts of the area with their firearm, Steube goes a step further. His bill, Senate Bill 140, would allow gun owners to not only carry in airports, but college campuses, public schools, courthouses, legislative committee meetings, and local government meetings.
“Shooters know they’re gun-free zones, and they know that law-abiding citizens aren’t present to defend themselves and that they [can] go in there and start shooting,” Steube told Yahoo News.
H/T The Blaze
These are sentiments echoed by Donald Trump, who stated that he’d get rid of gun free zones in schools on day one.
It’s about time common sense FINALLY prevails after a tragedy. Share if you agree!