Michael Bloomberg’s personally-funded gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety states that “Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.” And they use high profile shootings (think Gabby Giffords, Aurora, Newtown) to push their agenda. There’s just one problem: those “common-sense” steps they’re demanding Congress take will do exactly nothing to stop “gun violence” and prevent mass shootings. We already knew this, of course, but now the former head of their organization, Mark Glaze (who left that position on Friday), is confirming that analysis . . .
From the Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Glaze said the movement hasn’t solved one of its signature problems: Many mass shootings wouldn’t have been stopped by tighter regulations proposed by gun-control advocates, even if they might have prevented other gun crimes.
The most attention on gun control comes after mass shootings – just look at the post-Newtown push and the brief attention paid to the issue after the Memorial Day weekend shootings in Isla Vista, Calif. Yet virtually none of the solutions gun-control groups are pushing would have prevented any of the massacres that capture public attention.
“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think. … Is it a messaging problem when a mass shooting happens and nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting? Sure it’s a challenge in this issue.”
The constant cry from Everytown is that the tragedy of the day could have been prevented if only their restrictions to gun ownership had been implemented. That’s the impetus behind their now completely debunked list of “school shootings” since Newtown — all of those events (even the bogus ones) could have been averted if Congress had just enacted new laws after Adam Lanza did his worst.
The truth, however, is that gun control isn’t the answer. The solutions being proposed by Michael Bloomberg and his moms and other minions wouldn’t have saved a single life. And they may have put countless more Americans in danger.
Gun control doesn’t work, and those pushing hardest to enact those new laws apparently know it. They just don’t care.