While facts continue to come in surrounding Monday’s horrific school shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, police continue to reveal facts. One of those revelations is that the transgender shooter considered two locations to commit her atrocious act of murder, she ultimately zeroed in on her target based on the lesser security at the school.
The shooter was identified by police as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who was born female but claims to be male.
Nashville Police confirm shooter had a manifesto and originally planned on targeting a different school, but decided not to due to TOO MUCH SECURITY. pic.twitter.com/H5g5H5Jenm— Tiffany ✨ (@tiffanyandsadie) March 27, 2023
While answering questions from reporters, Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake revealed that Hale left behind a manifesto before entering the school.
One reporter asked if Covenant School was the only school he targeted.
In his answer, Drake revealed that there was another location that Hale considered, but after doing a “threat assessment” he decided that there was “too much security.”
This shouldn’t shock anybody that the shooter would pick a school as their soft target.
Schools are prime targets for evil people hell-bent on causing as much death as possible.
Research from Dr. John Lott shows that over 90% of mass public shooting occur in gun-free zones.
Since its passage in 1990, the Gun-Free School Zones Act has ensured that children in schools are left defenseless to any armed maniac who wishes to cause them harm.
In cases where armed citizens are able to defend themselves, would-be mass murderers are able to be stopped in their tracks.
As was previously reported at Pro-Gun News, in just one case, an armed 49-year old man in Chicago was able to bring an end to a mass shooting at a 4th of July celebration, even after being shot himself:
“34-year old Calvin Gonnigan began his rampage at about 10:45 PM, fatally shooting 45-year-old Janina Ford in the head. He then fired at two other men, aged 32 and 49.
The 32-year old man was struck multiple times, but survived.
But when Gonnigan fired at the 49-year old man, striking him in the buttocks, he didn’t expect his target to be armed, considering the extreme gun control measures in place in Lightfoot’s Chicago. The 49-year old pulled out his legally concealed firearm, and engaged the would-be mass murderer, hitting him in the arm and hip.”
There have been efforts to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act, most notable by Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, who filed the Safe Students Act.
“Gun-free zones are ineffective and make our schools less safe. Since 1950, 98 percent of mass public shootings have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns,” Rep. Massie said. “Banks, churches, sports stadiums, and many of my colleagues in Congress are protected with firearms. Yet children inside the classroom are too frequently left vulnerable.”
As long as we continue to allow the status quo of children being sitting ducks in schools, mass shooters will continue to see them as ripe targets.
At the end of the day, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
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