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Hamburg Tragedy Proves “Strict Gun Control” Doesn’t Work



Hamburg is the latest city to learn the sad lesson that for murderers, when there’s a will, there’s a way.

Have you ever noticed how often mass shootings happen in “gun-free” zones? The mass murderers have.

While German authorities continue their investigation into the mass shooting at a Jehovah’s Witnesses hall in Hamburg, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says U.S. politicians should learn something from the tragic incident.

“Anti-gunners who claim mass shootings don’t happen anywhere but America are once again proven wrong,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “More importantly, they should acknowledge that restrictive gun laws do not prevent evil people from committing violent crimes, and that they leave innocent people vulnerable to deadly attacks.”

Six people were murdered in the rampage, and then the killer, identified as Philipp Fusz, took his own life. Published reports say he used a pistol, which he legally owned. He reportedly had no criminal record and no links to terrorism, which would have disqualified him from owning a firearm.

“The typical reflex from politicians following such a tragedy is to further tighten down on law-abiding gun owners,” Gottlieb observed. “But the lesson to be drawn from Hamburg, and any other such incident, is that no law or set of laws can truly prevent some determined individual from committing mayhem. So, the logical solution is to make it easier for people to defend themselves in such situations.

“It has never made sense anywhere to disarm honest citizens in an effort to keep criminals and crazy people from committing violent crimes,” he continued. “That’s why defending the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is so important here in the United States, and why the Citizens Committee is not about to fold our tent and go home.

“We’ve seen what happens when legally-armed citizens can fight back,” Gottlieb noted. “Would-be mass shooters were stopped last year in Indiana and West Virginia by good people with guns. Hamburg is a tragic reminder that restrictive gun laws cannot guarantee public safety, and that being vigilant and able to fight back at least levels the playing field.”



  1. Doyle

    March 19, 2023 at 9:25 pm


  2. Jstrm

    March 17, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    Let’s get the verbiage correct! The is no such thing as gun violence. Guns are inanimate object and can not function without a human in control. We are dealing with people violence. Most of if not all people violence comes from individuals who have been involved in criminal activity or suffer mental health issues. The people who commit acts of violence must be addressed not the tool they happen to use. That tool could be a knife, a club, a person’s hands and feet etc. 8 to 10 people were killed in a knife attack in Canada. Three NYPD Officers were attacked by a machete type weapon. How many people were killed by fentanyl so far this year? Are those drug traffickers charged with murder or attempted murder? There is far more violence involved in drug trafficking than the use of firearms. Drug trafficking is not a victim less crime as pro drug legalization proponents claim. I believe death s so far this year alone are around 70,000. Those of us who support legal firearm ownership need to look at the bigger picture. Address criminals who use guns while committing crimes and violence and address those with mental health issues and their access to guns. The feds have had laws on the books probably going bac k 50 years providing enhanced sentencing for those using a firearm while committing crimes or felons possessing firearms. Go to US DOJ and get the records on their prosecutions and use of enhanced sentences. Dismal. Those criminals are the ones most likely to commit acts of violence. The tool is not being used. They don’t want to fill the prisons with violent criminals. Do some research on how knives clubs and other weapons are used in other countries to see how they are used to commit violent acts. Acts committed by people. We all have people problems Go to the Bible for the earliest crime of violence when Cain slew his brother Abel with a rock. Cain had emotional problems related to his brother. No guns were available then and Cain used the easiest tool he could find and it was a rock. The rock was not violent, Cain was a violent person.

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