Virginia Beach victim feared mass shooter and wanted to carry, but ‘gun free zone’ policy left her defenseless

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One of the 12 people tragically killed in a mass shooting at a Virginia Beach, Virginia government center feared the man responsible would carry out an attack that day and wanted to carry her firearm for self-defense, but the city’s “gun free zone” policy left her defenseless as she was killed.

The Virginian-Pilot reports:

Kate Nixon had considered taking a gun to work on May 31, the day a co-worker killed her and 11 others in the country’s deadliest mass shooting this year, a family attorney said on a radio show Monday.

The public utilities engineer was concerned about DeWayne Craddock “as well as one other person,” said Kevin Martingayle, an attorney working with Nixon’s family. So on the night of May 30, Nixon had discussed with her husband, Jason, “whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag,” Martingayle said. She decided against it because of a city policy that prevents employees from bringing weapons to work.

Kate was 42 and leaves behind a husband and three daughters.

Sovereign immunity laws would appear to prevent the victim’s family for suing anti-gun politicians for their role in her killing.

Nearly every mass shooting in the United States has been carried out in a gun free zone, and nearly every potential mass shooting that was stopped before more victims could be killed was stopped by an armed civilian.