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Radical gun control allowed for high death toll in Oslo.

One of these could have saved SCORES of human lives in Oslo. The attack on gun rights by the radical left is dishonest and grossly irresponsible.

It’s been reported that 700 teenagers and adults were on the island used as a Labor party training summer camp. Many relatives of major government officials were on the island and major political figures were visiting the island to make speeches. Why then were there no firearms on the island? Why were the security guards unarmed? Why were the police closest to the island unarmed? Why were the nearest armed police 30 miles away?

Think about that. Off duty police officers, tasked with protecting an island full of the sons and daughters of wealthy politicians, are unarmed. On duty police officers, who could have responded much faster, were unarmed. All in accordance with Norway’s draconian anti-gun laws.

These gun laws allowed a spree killer to continue shooting people for 90 minutes! What does the radical left-wing have to say about Gun Control now? Across the US and Europe, the radical left is using the events in Norway as a reason for even MORE gun control. More laws that make the streets safe for killers. More laws that would increase spree killing death tolls.

If the off duty police officers tasked with protecting the island were armed, the death toll would have been a small fraction.

From Human Events…

On April 16, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho murdered 32 people and then himself at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Even though the Commonwealth of Virginia has a law allowing individuals with a state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm, VA Tech policy prohibits professors and students from carrying guns on campus even if they have such a permit. The policy did not stop Cho, but it did prevent anyone from being able legally to stop Cho.

Contrast these incidents with the January 16, 2002 incident at the Appalachian Law School in Grundy, Virginia when two students with guns stopped what could have been a mass murder when they tackled a culprit after he had killed three people.

Consider, too, the October 1, 1997 incident in Pearl, Mississippi, when an assistant principal at a high school went to his car, got his gun and shot the murderer of two students.

Recall the April 24, 1998 time in Edinboro, Pennsylvania when a bystander pointed a shotgun at the murderer of a teacher when he stopped to reload.

“As a matter of fact, citizens with guns stop crime two and a half million times a year, according to Professor Gary Kleck, Ph.D. of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee.”

“Fortunately, federal legislators are beginning to realize that guns can be used to stop crime. Over 240 Congressmen have cosponsored H.R. 822, the proposed National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., he said. “H.R. 822 would allow people with permits to carry concealed firearms issued by a state to carry in other states. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has committed to introduce a national reciprocity bill in the near future, too.

“The word is getting around. Gun laws do not stop crime. Citizens with guns do. Guns save lives. Support national right to carry reciprocity,” the Gun Dean said.