After a shooting like yesterday’s in Alexandria, Virginia, the left leaning media and Democrats in office and on social media immediately clamor for gun control. Anti-gun lobbyist Mark Glaze claimed on Fox News yesterday that he does not know how many legal gun owners save lives because the National Rifle Association does not permit research of the subject, which TheBlaze’s own Dana Loesch quickly refuted.
Executive Director Emeritus of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt also refuted myths about gun ownership on “The Chris Salcedo Show” today. “We’ve been very happy to post on our website the research done by John Lott” of the Crime Prevention Research Center, Pratt said, some of which has “analyzed availability of firearms in the reduction of crime.” Where gun bans go into effect, murder rates go up.
The public servants practicing for the congressional baseball game yesterday could have legally carried guns at the ball field, but would have had to drop them off at home before entering Washington, D.C. again to work.
Pratt remarked that if House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) had not been there, there would have been no Capitol Police on the scene, and the casualties could have been much worse. Scalise was shot through the hip and remains in critical condition, along with two other Republican staffers. The others were not in leadership and, therefore, are not granted police protection.