Lafayette shooting: Another ‘gun-free zone’ failure

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A shooting at a Louisiana theater will spark more calls for gun control.
A shooting at a Louisiana theater will spark more calls for gun control.

Shortly after Thursday night’s shooting at the Grand 16 cinema in Lafayette, La., it was revealed that the theater has a no-guns policy, making it off-limits even to legally-licensed citizens to carry defensive sidearms, but that didn’t stop a man identified by authorities as John Russell Houser from carrying a gun inside and opening fire.

Two innocent people were killed before Houser reportedly took his own life. He’s been described as a “drifter” and published reports indicate he had past criminal and mental problems.

As the story unfolds, anti-gunners are already getting into the act. Piers Morgan has already criticized Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for having “blood on his hands” because he is a pro-Second Amendment public official. Jindal has appeared at some events sponsored by the National Rifle Association.

According to published reports, Houser was denied a carry permit in 2006 following an arrest for arson, and two years later he was treated for mental problems. CNN is reporting that he was evicted in 2014.

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Now Second Amendment activists are bracing for an onslaught of exploitation to push a gun control agenda. However, they’re responding on social media already, noting the shooting happened in a “gun-free zone” that didn’t stop a killer from being armed, it only stopped his victims.

Read more about this tragedy here.

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