Debunking Republicans: Gun-Free Zones & "Good Guys With Guns"

After a mass shooting, conservatives will argue that more good guys with guns are needed to prevent such events from occurring in the future. They also claim that over 90% of mass shootings take place in gun-free zones. Here I explain the many problems with these arguments.

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References:
John Lott & CPRC on gun-free zones — https://crimeresearch.org/2018/06/more-misleading-information-from-bloombergs-everytown-for-gun-safety-on-guns-analysis-of-recent-mass-shootings/

Donald Trump on gun-free zones — https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/10/do-98-percent-of-mass-public-shootings-happen-in-gun-free-zones/?utm_term=.eac896b6220c

Meg Kelly article — https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/05/10/do-98-percent-of-mass-public-shootings-happen-in-gun-free-zones/

Amy Sherman article — https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/feb/21/richard-corcoran/do-most-mass-shootings-happen-gun-free-zones/

Fox News article — https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-church-shooting-not-the-first-time-a-good-guy-with-gun-takes-down-mass-shooter

ThinkProgress article — https://thinkprogress.org/debunking-john-lott-5456e83cf326/

Utah gun laws — https://www.gunstocarry.com/gun-laws-state/utah-gun-laws/

Everytown Research report — https://everytownresearch.org/documents/2015/04/analysis-of-recent-mass-shootings.pdf/

John Lott article — https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/10/gun-free-zones-dont-save-lives-right-to-carry-laws-do/

Paul Reeping et al 2019 — https://www.bmj.com/content/364/bmj.l542

Wired article — https://www.wired.com/story/the-looser-a-states-gun-laws-the-more-mass-shootings-it-has/

Wayne LaPierre on “good guys with guns” — https://time.com/5644578/good-guys-with-guns-el-paso-dayton/

FBI report on active shooters — https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/active-shooter-study-2000-2013-1.pdf/view

Vox on mass shootings — https://www.vox.com/2015/10/1/18000524/mass-shootings-rare

MotherJones on mass shootings — https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Total_deaths_in_US_mass_shootings.png

Everytown Research on mass shootings — https://everytownresearch.org/reports/mass-shootings-analysis/

One of my previous videos on gun deaths — https://askepticalhuman.com/politics/2019/5/5/debunking-republican-gun-control-myths-more-guns-fewer-deaths

NBC on “good guy with gun” being shot by police — https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/alabama-police-suggest-black-man-killed-officer-shouldn-t-have-n940036

USConcealedCarry on how to be a good guy with a gun — https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/good-guy-gal-gun/

Ladd Everitt on David Pakman Show — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86z9uFMb_m0

Dallas Police Chief on good guys with guns — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ym_HwkGqQ

Violence Policy Center gun death statistics — http://www.vpc.org/studies/justifiable.pdf

Ben Shapiro on Fox News — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJVv39BJWFg

CNN on Dayton, Ohio mass shooting — https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/05/us/dayton-monday-shooter-stopped-in-seconds/index.html

Walker Bragman on inadequate armed guards — https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gun-myths_b_2585941

Parkland police officer — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo0RjEMpPNk

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