Lock N Load's Frady: Don't Blame Guns for Mass Shootings

Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 01:17 PM

By Melissa Clyne

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The rise of gun ownership in the United States is not related to the frequency of mass shootings, Lock N Load Radio’s Bill Frady told a panel on Newsmax TV’s "America’s Forum."

"It’s something more fundamental," Frady said. "If guns were the problem, crime would not continue to go down as gun ownership explodes. People carrying guns is exploding. It’s not law abiding citizens with a gun that is the issue."

The news media is devoting more attention to mass shootings, Frady said, while ignoring the 3 million "defensive gun uses" per year.

"That's between 6,500, 7,000 times a day," he said. "Ninety-seven percent of the time people don't pull the trigger. Nobody carrying a gun wants to shoot anybody."

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Frady, along with Bob Harvey, chief instructor at the SFLA GunSchool, weighed in on the spate of recent shootings and why they seem to be occurring more frequently. They addressed President Barack Obama’s remarks that "society is not willing to take basic steps to keep guns out of hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage."

Harvey fingered Americans’ mental health — "the white elephant in the room" — as the culprit, suggesting that U.S. spending on mental health today is 12 percent less than what it was some 60 years ago.

A shooting at an Oregon high school on Tuesday marked the 74th shooting on an American campus since the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012, The Oregonian reported. At Oregon’s Reynolds High School, a 15-year-old killed a fellow student and then himself.

Harvey said that legal gun owners are responsible for saving countless lives during mass shootings, something that gets little news coverage.

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