Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis on Friday.Darron Cummings / AP

During an exclusive with Breitbart News at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual gathering, former vice president Mike Pence said that he has a pro-Second Amendment, four-step plan to stop mass shootings in America. Pence believes that gun control will do nothing to prohibit the senseless violence which plagues our society. He pointed out that many cities with the tightest gun laws also have some of highest gun violence rates. The four major steps of Pence’s plan include ending the defund the police movement, placing armed officers in all schools, speeding up death penalty sentences for mass shooters and investing further mental health institutions.

Pence is frustrated that Democrats continue to push gun control as the cure for mass shooting even though it has been proven it does not work. He told Breitbart:

In the wake of the tragedy in the last week in Louisville and a short time ago in Nashville, Tennessee, the Biden Administration just reflexively returns to gun control and gun confiscation but the American people know better.Some of the most violent cities in America have the most stringent gun control. The people in this country know that.

So, I’m going to talk today about saying we got to end the ‘Defund the Police’ movement once and for all. As Biden finds trillions of dollars to spend on every liberal wish list item in Washington DC, I think the time has come to give every community in the country the resources necessary to put armed resource officers in every public and private school in the country. Thirdly, I’ve called for it recently but I believe we need to have a new federal statute that not only has a death penalty for mass shootings but also expedites the appeal process—we don’t want to deny anybody due process but the idea that we have people languishing in prison for years who claimed the lives of innocent civilians in these mass shootings is just unconscionable to me so I think we’ve got to enact legislation that gives federal prosecutors new tools to deliver swift and certain justice to these mass shooters.

And finally, I think we’ve got to recommit our nation to institutional mental healthcare. One of the last things I did when I was governor of Indiana was I broke ground on the first mental health hospital that had been built in more than 30 years in our state. The truth is we walked away from institutional mental health back in the 1970s. We put a lot of people out on the street who should have been in institutions and right now a family facing someone struggling with serious mental illness—who’s maybe a danger to themselves or others—oftentimes only has the county lockup to turn to.

The American people know that firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens make our communities more safe not less safe. In one situation after another, the American people have seen that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.

Pence’s plan will seem like common sense for most American’s but it will never be embraced by mainstream media or those on the left. Democrats have made the Second Amendment a top target and are determined to strip American’s of their right the bear arms. Every mass shooting is met with a cry from the left to ban more guns but when will they learn that they are part of the problem.

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