President Obama, as messaged from the White House, can’t understand why gun sales increase after a major shooting. It’s because there are people who will kill no matter what laws say they shouldn’t, criminals will always find ways to arm themselves, and the police can’t be everywhere to stop a crime.
There’s a reason the Second Amendment was added to the Bill of Rights. Law-abiding armed citizens are the best deterrent to stopping lawlessness. The Islamic Fort Hood shooter in 2009 was able to murder people because he knew his fellow-soldiers were unarmed by law. Consider the following open letter from a soldier who had to endure a second shooting at Fort Hood in 2014 because of “gun-free zone politics”:
“My name is First Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. . . I found myself trapped in an enclosed room with fourteen of my fellow Soldiers, one of whom was barricading the door against a madman with a .45 pistol when he was fatally shot. . .
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“I knew this was going to happen. I had been saying for five years that Fort Hood was a tinderbox of another massacre waiting to happen…”
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