A new report released from the FBI undercuts a popular anti-gun narrative being pushed by the liberal left in the wake of two mass shootings in New York and Texas. Democrats often argue that fewer guns equal safer streets but a new FBI report indicates armed citizens actually help stop mass shootings.
According to reports from Ammoland:
There were 61 active shooter incidents last year, the FBI report said. All but one of the killers were males, and ranged in age from 12 to 67 years. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb lauded the FBI report for acknowledging the role played by legally-armed citizens in stopping some of these events.
“It is important to acknowledge these citizen first responders, and the countless lives their heroic actions saved,” Gottlieb said.
“There is one revelation in the report for 2021 that underscores the importance of right-to-carry laws,” Gottlieb noted. “According to the FBI, active shooter data shows an upward trend in such incidents. People have a right to defend themselves and their loved ones if they are caught in the middle of such mayhem. Unquestionably, in each of the four cases cited by the FBI report, lives were saved.”
According to the FBI, in addition to the four perpetrators killed by armed citizens, 30 of these violent thugs were apprehended by law enforcement, and 14 were killed by police officers. One was killed in a vehicle accident during a law enforcement pursuit, 11 others committed suicide, and one remains at large, the report notes. In 2020, the FBI report noted, citizen first responders killed two criminals in the act.
The entire FBI report is included below.