In the aftermath of the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting, USA TODAYreported on the efforts of Florida state Sen. Greg Steube to eliminate state law establishing gun-free zones. “Gun-free zones don’t prevent criminals from breaking the law and killing innocent victims,” said Steube. “All that law did was prevent law-abiding citizens who have a concealed-carry permit from carrying their firearm in defense of themselves and others.”
“We have more guns in the U.S. than adults.” Irrelevant: We also have more cars.
“Our gun-related suicide rate is eight times higher than other high-income nations.” In the statistic that really matters, the U.S. ranks only 50th in suicides of any kind, trailing South Korea, Russia, Japan, Finland, Belgium, Iceland and France.