The bowling alley where Robert Card allegedly shot and killed 7 people has a sign on the front door announcing that the premises are gun-free.
The location, formerly called Sparetime Recreation, is now called Just-in-Time Bowling Alley.
The John Lott Jr. Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) noted that the sign reads: “We ask that you please refrain from bringing firearms into this building and we would appreciate it if you would leave them in your vehicle. Please keep our family atmosphere.
The just-in-time bowling alley in Lewiston, Maine, where Robert Card murdered seven people Wednesday, was a gun-free zone; Schemengees Bar & Grille was probably a gun-free zone too.https://t.co/bv9RlVzBDI#2a #gun #weapons #GunFreeZone #GunFreeZones #GunControlNow #guncontrol pic.twitter.com/XhA6lcOHLP
– John R. Lott Jr. (@JohnRLottJr) October 27, 2023
Card allegedly shot and killed a woman and six men inside a bowling alley without a weapon Wednesday night.
The CPRC pointed out that only “about 6% of mass public shootings take place in places where guns are allowed.” Weapon-free zones and preferred strike locations for distant attackers.
On July 27, 2022, Breitbart News reported that in congressional testimony, Antonia Okafor of Gun Owners of America (GOA) said, “94% of mass shootings take place in gun-free zones.”
Breitbart News fact-checked Okafor’s statement and found it to be true, where “gun-free zones” are defined as “places where general citizens cannot carry weapons.”
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