GOA to Congress: Background Checks didn’t stop today’s Maryland shooting

March 20, 2018

Dear Representative:

I’m sure you saw the news today. There was another school shooting.

What you may not have seen was how it was stopped. According to The Washington Post:

“[St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy] Cameron said the school resource officer exchanged gunfire with the shooter and the situation quickly came to an end…. Cameron said there was ‘no question’ that the situation would have been worse if the SRO had not engaged the shooter.”

This is the real answer to school violence — the first responders must be able to engage the bad guys.

To this point, eighty-one percent of police officers agree that teachers and school administrators must be able to be armed.

So please do not vote to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners — as Fix NICS will take away the rights of many gun owners without any substantive due process.

Again, GOA will score the rule on the omnibus as an anti-gun vote if Fix NICS is included.

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Executive Director