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UCLA Professor: Gun Control Can’t Stop a Madman

With calls for more gun control following the horrible crime in Santa Monica on June 7, UCLA Professor Adam Winkler offers this bit of reasoned advice: “I don’t think there’s any gun control law we can adopt that’s gonna stop a crazed madman from killing a lot of people.”
Speaking to KNX 1070 Newsradio, Winkler also addressed concerns that “gun free zones” provide would-be killers with large, vulnerable groups of unarmed people: “There’s certainly some logic to it… if more people are armed, there’s likely to be someone who might stand up and defend themselves.”
Shooters like the one in Santa Monica or Newtown target gun free zones without fear of retribution–they are confident their victims cannot shoot back.
Perhaps a state or federal politician will hear the “logic” in what Professor Winkler has said. More gun laws will never stop a madman, but “if more people are armed” someone may be able to defend life.

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  • I`m sure the good professor will be tarred and feathered by his colleagues at UCLA, but good on him. He`s got a pair!

  • curtis

    thats what I call common sense, a rarity in congress today

  • billygeturgun

    And this coming from a professor at one of the most liberal colleges around. Thank you sir for your educated and common sense conclusion. You are absolutely correct.

  • rwp24382

    I can’t actually believe what I was reading. It sounded like someone from the TEA Party or the NRA, rather than the liberal infested area where this comment came from. Are we starting to see a conservative voice rising up in our higher education bastions?

  • carolchristine

    Wow common sense. Finally someone at a university understands that it is a person who is responsible for killing someone.

  • Robert S Moulds

    I agree with professor Adam Winkler that gun free signs don’t save lives and that mad men will find a way to kill even with gun control. The terrorist attacks 9/11 and recently in Boston prove that.if they don’t shot they just blow it up. So you just take your chances.

  • Liberty4Nevada

    I am glad to see that California has at least one intelligent professor. I hope he has tenure or another job lined up.

  • poptoy1949

    There is a Professor in the land of “Fruits and Nuts” that actually said this? He had better watch out they will probably want to string him up.

    • PatriotAmerican fortheUSA

      The professor is about the only one here in CA, the land of Nut’s, Gays, and stupid Liberal politicians that can’t think for themselves. They can’t use any part of their brain for anything other than being Politically Correct. To hell and back with them that don’t understand what this educated professor is saying. It is a true statement and a reality…..duh???, I don’t think you have to be a Professor to understand the reality of what the world is in this day and time…..