Texas slaughter prompts Onalaska group to call for ban on gun-free zones, return of prayer to public schools

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — The slaughter of students and teachers in Texas prompted an Onalaska-based conservative website Thursday to call for a ban on gun-free zones such as schools, churches and other public places.

“In the wake of another terrible massacre by a crazed lunatic who disregarded all legal measures and common decency by committing the act of murdering groups of small children and adults in an elementary school in Texas, the leadership of CouleeConservatives.com is calling on legislators at all levels to do something,” the group said in a news release Thursday.

The statement came in reaction to an 18-year-old gunman’s slaying of 19 students and two teachers Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. He used an assault-style rifle in his shooting spree before law enforcement killed him.

“Crazed lunatics have shown time and again that they have absolutely no regard for laws that are passed,” said Christopher Muller, editor in chief of the website.

“Now is the time to remove the barriers that are preventing good, God-fearing people from defending themselves and their loved ones and begin the process of healing the secularized culture that glorifies violence,” Muller said.

The group proposed two actions:

• Insisting that “94% of all mass shootings take place in gun-free zones, it said, “we call on legislators to enact a ban on them. This will allow moms, dads, teachers, and administrators to defend themselves and school children if evil lunatics ever arrive in the future.

• Secondly, “End the ban on prayer in public schools and return to the practice of teaching children to have good, Christian values.”

The group contends that “Enacting these measures will not cost the taxpayers a penny but will have a significant impact on preventing future mass shootings or ending them quickly if one does occur.”

More information on the group is on its website.

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