Rep. Gohmert: If Principal Was Armed, CT School Shooting Could Have Been Avoided
WALLACE: All right, after the movie theater shooting that weâ€™ve referred to in July, in Aurora, Colorado. You said that what we need is more people carrying weapons, so that if a shooter comes into a movie theater with a gun, somebody can stand up and defend him and defend other people.
Question -- and this is the question Dick Durbin had -- do we really want folks at movie theaters and shopping malls and schools armed?
GOHMERT: Once we have this actually open dialogue about the situation, Chris, you find out that -- and John Lott has done some great investigation and study into this. Every mass killing of more than three people in recent history has been in a place where guns were prohibited. These -- except for one, they choose this place, they know no one ill be armed.
You know, having been a judge and having reviewed photographs of these horrific scenes and knowing that children have these defensive wounds, gun shots through their arms and hands as they try to protect themselves, and, hearing the heroic stories of the principal, lunging, trying to protect -- Chris, I wish to god she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didnâ€™t have to lung heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids.