LIBERTARIANS: END ‘GUN-FREE ZONES’
“The Libertarian Party is the only political party calling for sensible, serious policy change that would reduce the frequency of mass shootings as well as minimize the damage they do. Virtually all mass shootings happen in gun-free zones. Regardless of the ideology of the shooter or the type of weapons used, the common link is that the event occurs where responsible gun owners are prohibited from carrying arms for selfdefense” says Libertarian National Committee chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who points out that the shooting in Orlando — and in San Bernadino, Paris, Fort Hood and other locations — took place in gun-free zones.
“In each of these mass killings, the government prohibited people from exercising their life-saving right to self defense. Government-mandated gun-free zones disarm those who want to defend themselves and their loved ones. Gun-free zones create killing fields for mass murderers who, by definition, do not care what the law says,” Mr. Sarwark continues. “Self-defense is a fundamental human right. When government takes away the right of self-defense, it is violating a fundamental human right and endangering its citizens.”
He adds, “The choice of whether and how to defend oneself is a profoundly personal one. The government should not mandate that every American carry a gun for personal self-defense, nor should it mandate that every American must rely on police for protection. The beauty of the right to self-defense is that it keeps the criminals guessing as to who has a gun and who does not. This deters mass shooters from even trying.”