Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on today’s shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Yet another shooting at yet another gun-free zone occurred today. At this moment 5 people were murdered and another 8 injured. The tragedy today at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is all the more disappointing because just this last year legislators tried to change Florida’s ban on concealed carry at airports to avoid today’s type of event.
Florida Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby warned last year the legislation was needed because airport terminals “could become more of a target” for terrorists and criminals.
Florida is one of only six states that ban people being able to carry guns at airports. While the Federal government bans guns at airports past security, Florida has gone much farther and bans licensed carry inside the entire terminal. Airports are often crowded places and have frequently been attractive targets to terrorists around the world. . . .
The rest of the piece is available here.