With all of the statistical proof, not to mention age old wisdom, that self defense works. There are still plenty of naysayers like Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s Kerry Drake. Who makes bad arguments that criminals ignore “gun-free zones,” when it’s actually true that they target such places for their attacks, because it’s safer for them. John Lott Jr. lays the smack down.
These killers might be crazy, but they aren’t stupid. Picking defenseless targets means being able to kill more people. A long list of killers have explicitly stated this reasoning, including the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting, the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and the 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California.