March 25, 2018

Here is yet another reason why we don’t allow people to serve as lawmakers until they are at least 25 (and one hopes, have taken Logic 101 class).

One of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivors who has become a darling of the anti-gun left tried to refute opponents who pointed out that in the recent Maryland school shooting, a massacre was prevented because an armed officer was on the scene and responded in less than a minute. This was her tweet, which went viral among other people whom I assume also have never taken a logic class:

“The Great Mills school resource officer stopped the shooter but a ‘good guy with a gun’ is NOT the answer. Armed citizens rarely successfully intervene to stop an active shooter - an FBI study of 160 incidents found that only 1 was stopped by someone with a valid firearms permit.”

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Okay…so what were the parameters of that study? Did it take into account that most such attackers deliberately target “gun-free zones” (like your school, a situation that you are campaigning to impose nationwide), and therefore, the likelihood of an armed citizen being anywhere nearby was virtually nil? That’s what is known as a “self-selecting sample.” Did this study take into account the thousands of times a day that crimes are prevented by citizens who merely show a gun, or by the simple knowledge of the possible presence of a “good guy with a gun?” If it was a study of mass shootings, then incidents of good guys with guns being close by and stopping them would be extremely rare on the list because they wouldn’t have become mass shootings to begin with (again, see the Maryland school).

I’m sorry if it sounds as if I’m talking down to this young woman, which is not my intention, even if it seems to be the intention of some of these students to talk down to their elders who have been dealing with this problem and all the thorny issues surrounding it for quite a few more decades than she and her classmates have been on Earth. I am just as furious as she is that she and other students who have been targeted by deranged shooters were not properly protected.

And I agree that armed guards cannot by themselves prevent every violent incident (while the Maryland shooting was one of the very rare cases where someone launched an assault despite knowing he might meet armed resistance, and the guard did prevent him from racking up multiple victims, tragically, the teenage girl he critically injured has now died).


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But what failed to protect the vast majority of school shooting victims wasn’t the Second Amendment or the NRA or armed citizens. It was all the layers of government that failed to do their jobs; all the ineffective, poorly-enforced laws that punish only the law-abiding (and to which some people want to add more); and all the local and state officials who put their ill-informed personal politics about guns ahead of their responsibility to protect their young charges.

Now, as the doting media coverage of today’s big anti-gun march plays in the background, let’s add to the list of those failing our children the well-funded anti-gun groups that are trying to exploit the naiveté of traumatized teenagers to play on our emotions and rewrite our laws and the Bill of Rights to their specifications and advance their own political careers and agendas -- even if the end result for our kids is disarming the law-abiding who might actually protect them and continuing the policy of campuses being unprotected sitting duck zones.


Here’s another question to prepare all those who approvingly retweeted this for their first Logic 101 class: Why do you think all of the political leaders and wealthy liberal celebrities who are promoting and funding this Astroturf children’s crusade to keep armed guards out of our schools always work and travel surrounded by armed guards?




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  • Connie L. Bickel

    04/01/2018 06:36 PM

    It was a sad day when the Mental Hospitals were closed. Now those people can get NO help -- parents have tried.

  • Wilburn D. Draper

    03/31/2018 01:20 PM

    I just ordered the "free" sample of ExtremeBurn Garciania you advertised. I hope they paid you well because they just tricked me into buying their ExatremeClean Coffee. They put the Garcinia order information on the screen with a statement that most people also order the Coffee with no way to remove the Coffee information. I went to the next screen expecting to remove the Coffee order there. Guess what? That placed the orders for both. This is trickery at it's best. I didn't think you would want be associated with this kind of misleading advertising.

  • Robert Turner

    03/28/2018 03:05 AM

    Hitlers troops were poised in France across the Channel ready to invade England and we were sadly unarmed to escape the inevitable. I am speaking as at the age of eleven I was evacuated from my home in Plymouth, Devon to survive the brutal onslaught of the Luftwaffe. The disarming of the US is currently the result of the Obama regime and their underground activism to scare people who do not have Logic 101 in their portfolio having been brainwashed and taught to dislike our nation!
    I am a Legal Immigrant and a Korean Vet. '51 - '53!

  • Jerald Lowry

    03/27/2018 01:50 PM

    Dear Gov. Huckabee,The Republican Party better get on their horse an start shouting and educating the youth and all eligible voters
    about assault rifles ,gun laws,and securing these schools.The feed back from the march in Washington D. C. showed me we are in for
    a battle this fall.
    The Tax cut will be history,almost forgotten! A good percentage of the voters take the Military for granted.And the Democrats are going
    to use the Budget Spending bill against the Republicans for spending so much on the Military and the southern border.The Republican
    Party might have little to talk positive about except the economy( Hopefully) !
    I'm worried the media will push the gun agenda to the limits and the people will give in.
    God Bless You Governor Huckabee,You are a True Patriotic American!
    Thank You For Your Attention!

    Jerald Lowry

  • Larry Lile

    03/27/2018 12:51 PM

    The killings àre tragic!
    I grew up in rural ky, was in high school 50 years ago, every day I drove to school there was a gun in a gun rack in my truck, and I was not alone, the parking lot at school held many guns.
    As a country we are now reaping the harvest of the bad seed that was planted years ago.
    That seed being the so called separation of Religion and state, that took God and his rules out of our school systems.

    Some of Our schools have become bastions for the purveyors of darkness!
    Today it seems more prevalant that many of the kids don't respect each other they look down on those who's family's are not as afluant, they will judge others as inferior for many reasons,
    We need the return of God's 10 simple rules into the daily life of our children, because now we're into the 3rd generation of children who have not been taught these simple truths of life.
    There is a quote from one of our forefather's that stated something like "that our constitution was designed for a Godly people"
    He was correct, we are now reaping the harvest of that wicked seed of long ago.
    I wonder if anyone has done a study of these deranged shooters to see if their was any presance of a Judeao,Christian God or his teachings in their back ground

    Let us reintroduce God's teachings into our schools, because darkness can not excist in the presance of light.
    Forgive my poor spelling and gramar, I was not a good student in school, my parents did not take me to church, but I do remember God's simple rules that I try to live under.

    I thank God for having a poor sharecropper grandfather who signed his name with an x, and those other teachers in my life who distilled those simple truths in me so long ago.
    There was one that was referred to as golden
    Do unto others as you would have others do unto you

  • George S. Darley Sr.

    03/27/2018 11:34 AM

    The passage of the horrific omnibus bill was a slap in the face to those of us whom had supported Trump. The funding of PPP , the expansion and additional NICS gun control abusive authority handed to a rogue bureaucratic agency with no recourse for their violations of the rights of Americans and no due process what so ever, guilty until proven innocent regime. This is the straw that myself and many of my friends and neighbors are saying have done it for the president. Working Americans cannot afford to have their rights taken away with no due process by the simple word of an unknown rogue individual at NICS that does not have to identify themselves or why ,what or where or the for reason as the denial without taking a 2nd mortgage out on their home for up to 50 thousand dollars to take it to federal court and even after winning their case and years later are not allowed to sue to recover the legal fees. This is being done more than you know and people without the means are SOL. Now the Wasserman Shultz is wanting introduction of legislation for background checks for ammunition. Killing more innocent children, destruction of our rights , this is not what we voted for nor will we!

  • Joanne Sgrignoli

    03/27/2018 07:02 AM

    First, my heart hurts because of the loss of lives in the Parkland shooting. If there were gun control would that have stopped Nikolas Cruz? I think he'd still have gotten a gun.
    The real problems are being buried as the Left & MSM quickly embraced these students, feeding their egos, and prepping them as well as organizing their March. Wolves gathering the Sheep to do their bidding.
    Finally the African American and Latino populations recognized that they remained oppressed and used by the Left for one thing: Votes. And They're getting these kids to register because they need a replacement population of sheep. The students are enjoying the proverbial "wining and dining," so they don't see how They're being used and manipulated.
    When they finally see it, it'll be too late. Someone needs to introduce them to Saul Alinsky.

  • Richard Mader

    03/26/2018 05:03 PM

    Mike, you always make such good sense, are you sure you were once in politics?? Wish there was a way you could council Trump. Love his energy and straight talk, but think you could help him avoid some controversies.

    Keep up the good work and be very proud of your daughter.

  • Jim

    03/26/2018 03:09 PM

    Hey Governor Huckabee,
    First, I found your article to be nothing but fact. On 14Mar18, I participated at our local high school as a member of our Auxiliary Police to assist in protecting our kids that held their "Walk Out". I was assigned to the outer perimeter of the school area to keep the "bad guys" out. Eventually all the kids that decided to participate came walking by, and as a Father and Grandfather my thoughts turned to how innocent and vulnerable these young people are and how important it is that I was a part of protecting them. As I stood at the barricades, I kept reciting my favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity", and another one a kid from Alabama taught me, "Stupid is as stupid does". The reason was simple, as a retired Marine whom is qualified to carry and operate a weapon, I would have to rely on pointing my index finger at a bad guy while wiggling my thumb and yelling, BANG!, BANG! due to the school grounds being a "Gun Free Zone", I am forbidden to carry a weapon that I legally have a Concealed Carry License for. How many people could a shooter kill before an armed Police Officer would intercept them? Any shooter would know without a doubt that anyone other than a uniformed Police Officer is unarmed, there's signs all over the area telling them that this is a "Gun Free Zone". Believe me, you don't get the real meaning of this until your standing there living it. The kids that are now protesting are not the only ones being used and manipulated by politics, we all are. As you well know, there are many causes to these mass shootings. For example, since I landed on this earth, the population in America has doubled. The more people, the more people with mental deficiencies. What do we know and understand about a primary psychopath? Why does a country like Mexico still have approximately 30,000 people killed by guns a year even though they have been passing gun control laws for decades to the point that basically only a farmer with land can own a small caliber squirrel gun in order to fetch supper? How do we get more people to understand why our Forefathers created and implemented a system to eliminate big government and ensure America is run by, WE THE PEOPLE... and not a bunch of politicians that have only their "party" and self-existence at heart? Why is it that there has been semi-automatic weapons in America for over a 135 years, and it's been only the last 19 years that we have had these mass shootings? Why is it that even though it's illegal to sell, buy and use illegal drugs in America, on average, 742 of our kids, between the age of 15 and 19 years old die each year, and no one is protesting? These questions and many like them have to be answered before we put another Band-Aid on a problem, which will only result in a win for politics, not the people. It is time for all Americans to focus on the one and only need we have, to protect our kids! The harsh reality is times have changed, shooters, drugs, bombs, trucks, cars, ideologies, etc.. have become part of our culture to kill people. Thanks for reading this, I have to head out to the range now and practice pointing my finger and wiggling my thumb and yelling, BANG! BANG!. Wake up America!
    Semper Fi & God Bless!

  • Susan Perez

    03/26/2018 01:48 PM

    What about in Texas where a person with their own gun chased down the church shooter, thus saving lots of lives? That's why Texans support the 2nd Amendment. My generation grew up watching Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, the Gunman, etc. We had toy guns and BB guns and we knew the difference between a toy and a gun that would hurt someone. We also played cowboys and Indians. In high school, lots of guys came to school with a gun visible in the gun rack of their pick up. This didn't make us terrorists. In fact we are very careful about gun use. We taught our children gun safety and the dangers of guns as we taught them to shoot.

  • Vickie Lundberg

    03/26/2018 01:24 PM

    Talking down so her is putting it mild. Plain and simple, she is an uneducated little twit! And I'm being nice. Thank you for putting up with these little brats!!! I guess that's why you make the big bucks!

  • Darrel B. Couch

    03/26/2018 01:04 PM

    Mike I have done a simple study on school gun murders vs. abortion murders done by children from puberty through age 19. How about addressing the real American childhood carnage--abortion? Abortionists, and those politicians and judiciary who enable them—talk about someone with mental problems. Killing a pet or possessing a raptor feather, could get you 5 years. Killing a baby and selling its parts will make you a rich liberal hero. God--believe me, God is real and He will deal with them. Who is the more dangerous, a person with an assault rifle, or an abortionist with an IV full of dilation medication and some tongs? From 2008-2014 (5yr), females ages 15 or less (puberty) through 19, have ordered 36,714 abortion murders. (WIKI) Don’t forget, the 36,714 males. Statistically, many of those children were ones protesting assault weapons. From 2007-2018 (10yr), there have been 165 school / campus area shootings of all kinds, not just students. Those shootings resulted in a total of 222 fatalities. Projecting 10 years of abortion, in schools, abortion murders are 660 times more frequent than gun murders. Also making the boys liable, brings that total to 1,320 times more frequent.

  • Tim Kniveton

    03/26/2018 12:13 PM

    Governor Huckabee,
    Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful comments.
    I think that one of the factors that are hardly ever discussed is that the real problem is people's hearts. We have kicked God out of the schools. We ban letting children know that they are made in God's image and that we must treat others as we would like to be treated. We teach them that murdering tens of thousand of babies each year is good and then wonder why they do not respect life.
    I pray every day for our nation, but I fear that God has turned his back on us because we have turned our back on Him.....

  • Lynn Morgan

    03/26/2018 10:40 AM

    What did these students learn in History, "What your forget about history your will repeat". How many laws were broken and ignored to commit this act of terror. and why should I be punished or made a criminal because of someone else action. Maybe we need to get rid of public schools all together, what a horrible idea but maybe a complete redo.

  • Donald R. Heath

    03/26/2018 10:27 AM

    I think these anti-gun people are good examples of what Solomon mentioned in Proverbs. 15:2 and 18:2 are just a couple that come to mind.

  • Hazel Johnson

    03/26/2018 09:55 AM

    Thank you Mike for all your great input in our situation of our nation. How life has changed since being a child in rural Minnesota. But I still think the working mothers do not bring a stable situation in our homes. Also video games so much just plan weird stuff the children watch. They are not out catching fire fly's at night. We did a lot of strange stuff!
    I am lucky raising 2 daughters by myself that they are great people! They don't spend enough time with their MOM is there only fault! Please try and put the flags back in our school and have the kids learn the pledge. Didn't hurt us! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

  • Reverend Jimmy Dunahoo

    03/26/2018 09:45 AM

    Gov. Huckabee,
    I don't propose to have all of the answers, but I do believe one simple fact about the aftermath of the Florida school shooting. These grieving students are being manipulated by unscrupulous people to think that gun control is the only solution to mass shootings. Have these people no shame?
    I am a CPL holder and am very happy I have never had to draw my weapon, or had the terrible duty to take another's life to protect mine or the life of others.
    I have had to show my firearm one time to let an assailant to stop him in his tracks.
    A firearm in the right hands definitely does discourage an angry assailant.

  • Marjorie Hall Bicker

    03/26/2018 09:18 AM

    Few will say must admire the students who want a voice (also a day or two to play and mingle with others). As a retired High School teacher, I can tell you that many of these students can't tell you where Canada is, much less any content in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Many know little concrete information about the basics of "right and wrong" much less what's happening in Venezuela right now, or what happened with gun confiscation in Germany before the pogrom got serious. And a great percentage of them have been reared without values or morals, any Spiritual upbringing. They don't read for pleasure and only under pressure for information.They've been on devices since they were 7 or 8 and they think in "sound bites". I'm not faulting the children. It all began before I was in school....and I remember, as a third grader, the national issues raised by the harridan Madalyn Murry O'Hare. I must go to my sanity mantra..."GOD IS IN CHARGE!"

  • amos kalicharan

    03/26/2018 09:09 AM

    We should issue to all those anti-gunners carry permits to walk around with buckets of stones for self defense.
    I wonder if the person who came up with that idea for schools would arm himself with a bucket of stones and face down someone armed with a gun who is shooting in his direction.
    He should be awarded a spot in SNL

  • tom jeffs

    03/26/2018 08:49 AM

    I don't own a gun - - - - - - -

    I don't want to own a gun - - - - - - -

    I am not a member of NRA - - - - - - -

    "gun free zones" equal "killing fields"

    'nuff said - - - - - - -

  • Michael Kleving

    03/26/2018 03:25 AM

    If the Security man and coach had been armed I can't help but think Cruz would have been down before he got into his rampage.

  • Lynn Nielsen

    03/26/2018 12:40 AM

    I'm a fan of yours, Gov. Huckabee - of your fair, decent, sensible, and moral approach to so many of the issues confronting us today. I have a question that perhaps you can answer/address as I've not heard it mentioned anywhere else so far, and doubt I will. It concerns Nikolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter. It is my understanding that he was born to a drug-addicted mother who then gave him up for adoption. Infants born to mothers who are drug addicts often suffer from NAS - "neonatal abstinence syndrome" (similar to "fetal alcohol syndrome") - in which the the baby is then also born drug-addicted, and which may in the long-term cause psychological developmental problems among others. As liberals often tend to depict those who "suffer" from drug addictions as "victims" of their "disorder" who, therefore, are entitled to our sympathy and compassion, I've been wondering: why has the liberal media this time not, characteristically, rushed to the defense of young Mr. Cruz as perhaps having been a "victim" himself - since birth? I'd pondered this question many times. Then, one day recently, it dawned on me... Could it be that in this particular case, their overriding priority is their anti-gun agenda, and not "poor Nikolas Cruz," a "victim since birth" in need of their usual defense. Please understand, I myself do not see him as a "victim." I'm just commenting on this *conundrum* and wondering how you might see this - besides, of course, the typical hypocrisy of the left. I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks and God bless!

  • Sandra Lilly

    03/25/2018 11:07 PM

    This, to me seems like the children are being used by some narrow minded adults who are also anxious to relieve the American citizens of their constitutional rights. They would prefer a socialist run gov't. Which further indicates that perhaps there is not only democratic but also , Russian involvement. It is very important to both of these factions to encourage disunity in America as that will defeat her from within as Lenin once stated. Further, people w/o guns cannot fight back as was the case when Hitler removed guns from the Jewish people.

  • Ronald W. Langwell

    03/25/2018 11:03 PM

    I am waiting for all these young people that support Abortion and Planned Parenthood to disqualify themselves from this protest as abortion stops many, many more beating hearts then guns ever will. The abortion clinics around the world are more dangerous then active shooters ever will be.

  • Mary Virginia Galt Epley

    03/25/2018 10:47 PM

    Mike Huckaby:
    A friend sent me an email about the group organizing the school walkout in schools in our area: A youth group organized by the group that organized the Women's March the day after President Trump's Inauguration. In one of the O's in the title of the group was a fist which is the communist salute. Also, the website in discussing their purpose, they used far left expressions such as describing the United States as Imperialist and calling for the disarming even of the police and military. Now, all I can say is what an easy way it would be to have a communist revolution....disarm even those supposed to protect the people. My friend was concerned that the walkout occurred during school hours and did not have any obvious academic purpose. I went to school in the 1950'S and 1960's and later, after college, I worked as a teacher. It was always terrifically hard to organize a field trip to the zoo or an art museum. For this, they are allowed (and I hear are sometimes encouraged by teachers) to leave school during the school hours for a political purpose at my expense as a taxpayer for a political purpose that I do not share. But it also concerns me that the organizing group is using this popular movement to gain access and trust of young people to accomplish revolution whether through the voting booth (is they had gotten Hillary elected, she would have destroyed our republic.) or the more traditional method of rioting in the streets! I really resent paying property taxes so they can use school time to indoctrinate and further brainwash (the teachers today have started it) students in leftist or comminist ideology under the cover of educating the students. Parents should realize this and not allow their children to do this considering WHO is organizing this. I have not heard this aspect discussed in the news at all!!!

  • Elizabeth Honaker

    03/25/2018 10:39 PM

    Ever since this whole media-designed, "gun control" Kids Krusade began, NO one has asked the one relevant question: If these children are too "delicate" to be allowed to pray and to read the Bible in -- horror of horrors! -- a SCHOOL (of all places), how in the name of all that's holy can they be LEADERS in this whole "I-will-do-what-the-adults-can't-do" nonsense? Why, if they can barely pass a standardized history or citizen test, are people now supporting them to "fix the political sphere"? It seems remarkably similar to asking a plumber to do heart surgery!

  • Grant Carpenter

    03/25/2018 09:49 PM

    Excellent treatment of the subject. Questions: Why do private citizens need semi-automatic weapons? Shouldn't they be banned? And, if we do ban them, how about all those now in circulation? Don't we need armed guards to protect against them? Aren't peace officers the best answer?
    Like all problems, there is a right answer. When people argue, the answer usually lies between them.
    Thanks again for your thoughtful presentation of the issues.

  • Scott Fischer

    03/25/2018 09:43 PM

    How many "guns" we're "protecting" these protesters? Our founding father's were smarter than their times...but even they couldn't see us taking God and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior out of almost every aspect of our lives! Locks and laws are only for honest people anyways! Thanks Mike and God Bless!

  • frank reeedy

    03/25/2018 09:43 PM

    How soon the liberal/socialist/communist leaning media forgets history. All you have to do is read a small bit of Saul Alinsky and you can understand what the left as they are called is doing. Hillary was so impressed by him she has based her entire political career on his beliefs. Guns in the hands of ill minded people will always get what ever they need to kill innocent people. Has everyone forgot about Timothy McVey?

  • Robert Bartlett

    03/25/2018 09:41 PM

    It should be noted that in almost every mass school shooting, the shooter is virtually the same age as the victims, and had attended the same school. The shooters in every case appeared to have social or mental issues. Warning signs were there, but ignored.

    I am left wondering how many of those that are now calling for all guns to be banned (because that's what they really want) ever reached out to one of these kids before the tragedies that unfolded. How many invited them to participate in activities in or out of school. How many ignored them or ridiculed them, or laughed at them behind their back because they weren't athletic, or were poor, or didn't dress like other kids, or a thousand other reasons. When this occurs those to whom it applies must accept some responsibility for the outcome. No, I'm certainly not excusing the actions of the shooters, just pointing out that the real problems are people. Kids can be be very cruel to other kids in this manner, and the effect can be lifelong or life ending.

    Additionally, there seems to be a serious lack of knowledge of guns, current gun laws, as well as history, content, and intent of the Constitution as written by our founders. This is apparent in the general public, and many politicians, who also have a complete disregard for their oath of office. Truth and honesty seem to be irrelevant.

    At this time, I have some faith that somehow the divide in our country will be resolved. I pray that my children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the freedoms that we have, without the government controlling everything in our lives. My greatest fear is that a day of reckoning is on the horizon, and many will die when it comes. God help us all.

  • Amelia Little

    03/25/2018 09:19 PM

    The big problem with the outspoken anti-gun student (and probably every one who "marched") is that they get their info from--you guessed it!!! Anti-gun organizations. So, no the kids aren't aware of any mass shootings being prevented by the good guy with a gun. In part (or maybe wholly) because, if there weren't deaths of whatever is the going number that makes it a mass shooting, well, it isn't a mass shooting. Let's not get bogged down by the fact that, if the good guy HADN'T been there, it indeed, would have been a mass shooting. One or two injured or dead, not a mass shooting, the good guy just took down some poor soul who wasn't going to shoot a lot of people. Perhaps, if these kids, who just by the virtue of being teenagers, would do their own googling, and look at ALL the reports, instead of depending on whatever spiel the anti-gun organizations want to feed them, they would find more instances of the good guy preventing the mass shooting.

  • Scott Fischer

    03/25/2018 09:14 PM

    How many "guns" we're "protecting" these protesters? Our founding father's were smarter than their times...but even they couldn't see us taking God and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior out of almost every aspect of our lives! Locks and laws are only for honest people anyways! Thanks Mike and God Bless!

  • Mitch Cervinka

    03/25/2018 09:02 PM

    The recent Parkland, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada shootings demonstrate vividly, above all else, that we cannot trust the government to protect us against such acts of violence. The sheriff's deputy was present at Parkland and did nothing to stop the shooter. And where was the LVPD during the shooting spree? Why did it take them so long to respond? The only sane protection against incidents like these is to allow private individuals the right to bear arms to protect themselves and other innocents around them. The Founding Fathers understood this 227 years ago. Why is this so difficult for our government officials to comprehend?

  • Scott Fischer

    03/25/2018 08:53 PM

    How many "guns" we're "protecting" these protesters? Our founding father's were smarter than their times...but even they couldn't see us taking God and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior out of almost every aspect of our lives! Thanks Mike and God Bless!

  • David Lee hendrix

    03/25/2018 08:51 PM

    Why can't schools build fences around them. Almost every place I've ever worked was fenced in with a security guard on duty. I attended high school in the 70s. We had a hunting club and we even walked down the halls with deer rifles and shotguns. We never ever even thought about shooting any one.

  • Danny Coleman

    03/25/2018 08:33 PM

    You are correct Sir. There has to be adequate data points for the data to be statistically significant. I tend to see a lot of information promoted by liberal authors who cherry pick their data to encourage their lie. So for a long time now I have been either suspicious or totally unbelieving. We can always go back to the 2016 election for an argument against the current poll takers including the Associated Press. They got it wrong to an extreme. These data pilferers would not make it in the real world where industry makes data based decisions which make or break them. There is a true absolute, "do not use questionable data". Your decisions are only as good as the information you have at the time of the decision. That is why Sun Tzu declared, "know your enemies" I believe...

  • Willis Gray III

    03/25/2018 08:30 PM

    We will always know how many people were killed by an evil gunman, what we will never know is how many people were saved by a good gunman!

  • Carol Bell

    03/25/2018 08:21 PM

    First of all who is funding all these children to get to these protests & who is giving them the talking points. I was 16 once & it’s obvious there is someone & money behind it. I thought the March was against violence, but constantly heard NRA in a negative way & gun control. As the Austin man behind the recent bombings showed, it’s not guns who kill it’s the person. I loved the Father who lost a child in the shooting calling them to be kind to those who feel like outsiders & sit with them at lunch & make them comfortable instead of protesting. Thank you Mr. Huckabee for shining a light on the inaccuracies. A good guy with a guy is who I want on my side.

  • Marie Eier

    03/25/2018 08:19 PM

    Thank you Mike Huckabee. IT helps me to believe in a better Tomorrow. Marie Eier

  • Jim sharpe

    03/25/2018 08:13 PM

    Of all of the misguided propaganda I have been subjected to in the name of intelligence, it bares no comparison to a national march of children to instruct adults on how to best protect the schools-or themselves. This is the result of our progressive dominated education system and the absolute narcissistic influence of social media on today's young people? God help us!

  • Samuel Smith

    03/25/2018 07:31 PM

    Let me start out this way, I have said for a long time now "with God we get Blessings, with out God we get plagues!" These young people do not understand, that this country is the rock to which the freedom of the world enjoys. When "if" this country goes down the world will go down with us. Taking away the 2nd Amendment or any of the other amendment would start the down Cline of this country. Look at it this way and is the best way I know to put it " As much as God loves us, the devil hates us. We can not comprehend how much God loves us, so therefore we can not comprehend how much the devil hates us." It all comes down to power and control over people. Remember the devil said that he will be like the most high!

  • Rick Locke

    03/25/2018 07:27 PM

    I believe what's missing in this conversation is the viewpoint from the bad guy. If you were a bag guy who was "down on his luck" and desperate for his/or her rent money for this month, and you decided to rob the nearest Starbucks, you might start by checking the neighborhood. Hmmmmm. There are two Starbucks in my neighborhood. One west, the other east. The one on the west has a sign outside indicating that it is a gun free coffee shop. The one on the east has a big sign in their window saying: "Hand guns welcome here". Where are you going your rent money?

  • Mike Spears

    03/25/2018 07:21 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee: Just watched a TV interview on Fox with Mike Wallace and two Parkland students. The male Parkland student said (paraphrased) that (so called) "assault weapons" should be banned but people should be allowed to get smaller weapons to protect themselves, but it shouldn't be easy. He went on to say that anyone needing a gun should be required to get a mental evaluation before being allowed to purchase it. This is an interesting statement with much, much deeper implications. My question: Is the Bill or Rights (including the 2nd Amendment) a list of God-given inalienable rights that unconditionally belong to ALL CITIZENS or is it conditional? Is it the Bill of Rights or is it the "Conditional Bill or Rights?" His statement also suggests a total change in our Constitutional and Legal philosophy from innocent until proven guilty to guilty until proven innocent. To him a citizen must now prove to the government that he or she is mentally capable of exercising their Second Amendment rights, instead of having the burden of proof be on the government to prove he or she is not capable. To him, everyone who wants to buy a firearm is now suspect. If we go down the road of now having a "Conditional Bill or Rights," what other restrictions may the Left want to impose upon any and all of the other nine amendments? Also, there are tens of millions of law-abiding citizens who own firearms (including millions of rifles, such as the AR-15) and only ten or fifteen out of all those millions have been used in mass shootings. The numbers do not suggest that restricting everyone's rights because of just a few offenders is the right thing to do. Has this student really thought through the "Big Picture" implications of what he is proposing? If we start restricting or imposing conditions upon the Bill or Rights, then we will no longer be a free society.

  • John Miglautsch

    03/25/2018 06:13 PM

    Gun studies are notoriously tricky. Mother Jones did a study where they only included incidents where 4 or more were killed. Interesting when a good guy is present the shooter still shoots 1 or 2, if they are neutralized only 3 casualties - see? The seminal study which should get more light, University of Chicago Law School. Surprisingly it says the only way to stop aggressive mass shooters is a good guy with a gun. Here are links:

  • Michael Evancho

    03/25/2018 06:06 PM

    Thank you love your stories and about news items . Thank you a big fan of yours and Sarah's

  • Reinhard Rohde

    03/25/2018 05:58 PM

    You analysis on the anti gun march is spot on. The children are being led by the nose by groups supported by Jorge Soros. It's not the semi-automatic rifles that look like a military weapon but in reality are not. It's fools that want to pass feel good laws that have the ability to change nothing. Criminals don't follow the law.

  • Carolyn Javaux

    03/25/2018 05:57 PM

    I left a comment about the little twit that does not have a clue about guns and it was not posted. WHY! These schools need armed guards at every entrance in every school that are willing and able to use the gun. If the svhool in Florida had used armed guards there should have only been one death and that would have been the perpetrator of the crime!

  • George S. Darley Sr.

    03/25/2018 05:44 PM

    Your comments today on Fox news were spot on. Everyone that I have talked with including my thoughts are the President should have vetoed the bill and made everyone of those shyster congressmen and women return to Washington and sit down an produce a proper budget. Two of the three of my representatives voted NO against the bill, the third needs to pack his bags. Bloomberg's money and the liberal platform of Facebook is a losing deal for gun rights

  • Diane Jansky

    03/25/2018 05:16 PM

    I loved your commentary today. It is not the guns that is the evil culture that has invaded our society. We have become a god-less, anything goes society. Sadly, the devil is in the hearts of many. Evil is evil...........and they will always find a way to harm good, decent people. We need parents to instill good values into their does begin at home. Thank you Mike, I always enjoy reading your commentaries and seeing you on Fox. Enjoy your daughter did a good job!!! God bless you.

  • Scott Watkins

    03/25/2018 05:10 PM

    Our children today have such a 'self-entitlement' attitude that literally stinks!! I know that my 15 son has picked up some horrible characteristics from his school mates AND some of his teachers! (go figure!) They think that their parents, their town, their state and the government owes them ANYthing that they ask for and/demand. It is SO disheartening to watch our future (our children) act in this disgusting way. No, I'm not pinning this on every child but the majority has shown this to be accurate. I feel that the moment that the Bibles, God and the Pledge of Allegiance was removed from our schools our morals have declined immensely. But, hey that's what happens! God told us that that is what would happen if we turned our backs on Him. So to the parents and kids who are victims of every horrible incident involving guns, why are you so surprised?!?! When you decided to NOT take your children to church, to NOT read the Bible to them every day, to NOT teach them to pray, to NOT show them good morals by living them before your own children's eyes then you have invited this upon yourselves. That's harsh, I know. But that's the TRUTH. ....and you know it!
    God Bless America
    ...and Lord, please hurry!
    Scott W.