Former Leader of Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Admits Gun Control Won’t Stop Mass Shootings
We reported a few weeks ago that Mark Glaze was stepping down as director of Everytown for Gun Safety (he was formerly the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns before it merged with this new group).
Now, it seems that Glaze has made some interesting comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal and essentially admitted that the measures being pushed for by Bloomberg’s groups would do little to nothing to stop mass shootings, which are the events that the group tries to constantly use to push their agenda.
From the WSJ interview,
Mr. Glaze said the movement hasn’t solved one of its signature problems: Many mass shootings wouldn’t have been stopped by tighter regulations proposed by gun-control advocates, even if they might have prevented other gun crimes…
… The most attention on gun control comes after mass shootings – just look at the post-Newtown push and the brief attention paid to the issue after the Memorial Day weekend shootings in Isla Vista, Calif. Yet virtually none of the solutions gun-control groups are pushing would have prevented any of the massacres that capture public attention.
“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think. … Is it a messaging problem when a mass shooting happens and nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting? Sure it’s a challenge in this issue.”
Of course, those of us in the gun community know that the policies most often pushed for by gun control groups won’t stop crazy people from doing crazy things, but now we know they don’t think that way either.