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Opening Arguments

Fire at will

According to a new FBI report, the number of incidents in which a shooter opens fire in a crowd of people has more that doubled in the past seven years compared with the previous seven. And please note:

“More than two-thirds of the incidents analyzed by the FBI happened at businesses or schools. In many cases, they happened so quickly that the shooting was over before police arrived. Of 64 incidents analyzed, 44 were over in five minutes or less. Of those, 23 ended in two minutes or less.”

When the need for help is seconds away, the police are minutes away. Those best able to respond in time to make a difference are people who are already there. Those who keep trying to establish more gun-free zones are just creating more potential free-fire zones.