This was an unpreventable tragedy and we should respond to it accordingly.


On Tuesday, a number of Second Amendment organizations responded to the push by Democrats for gun control following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

While acknowledging the gravity of the situation, the groups repudiated the prospect that increased regulations on the transfer or possession of guns or ammunition would have averted the crime.

“Sadly, opportunistic politicians who prey on tragedies like this one have already begun to suggest that our response should be to abandon our constitutional principles in favor of policies that would ban more guns, disarm more victims, and further expand ‘gun free zones’ — spaces shielded by nothing more than invisible lines and wishful thinking,” said the California-based Firearms Policy Coalition in a statement sent to on Tuesday.

“Such policies are not only irrational, but outright dangerous. As every attack in what was purported to be a ‘gun-free’, ‘bomb-free’, or ‘vehicle-free’ zone proves, there is no set of laws that will prevent evil people from monstrously plotting an effective means to harm others,” said the group.

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