69 mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians

At least 69 mass shootings have been stopped by armed civilians since 1990, data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows. This flies in the face of the media (examples here, here, and here) arguing mass shootings are caused by lack of gun control. The truth is, armed civilians stop mass shootings regularly, and one major way to dampen the amount of mass shootings is to allow people to carry guns wherever they go.

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Customers, staff fired back in gun store shooting; 3 dead

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said. The shooter also died.

The shooting happened around 2:50 p.m. at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in the suburb of Metairie, according to a release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the shooter initially struck two people inside, and then several other people — whether employees or store customers — opened fire on the shooter, both inside and outside of the building. Outside the building a man could be seen afterward behind yellow police tape yelling “Where is my son?”

Guns and ammunition are sold in the front of the outlet that faces a main thoroughfare through Jefferson Parish. Customers who want to frequent the gun range generally go around to the side entrance of the building. Staff who work there often wear a sidearm.

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Source: Associated Press

So much for efforts to disarm law-abiding citizens

RT if you agree that now more than ever you understand the need for the second amendment. https://t.co/X18a2qfQHF— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 1, 2020

One surely unintended consequence of this week’s violence: When the National Guard is patrolling the streets because huge armed police forces can’t keep criminals from turning cities into war zones, America’s gun control debate is *finished* for at least a generation. Over. Done.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) June 1, 2020