Breitbart Writer: ‘I Can’t Think Of A Gun Control Law That Would Have Stopped’ Florida Shooting

AWR Hawkins promotes a pro-gun newsletter for Breitbart News at a gun range. (Screenshot /

AWR Hawkins, a Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, told senior editor-at-large Rebecca Mansour that there was “simply not one” law that could have prevented or “even lessened the chance” of a mass shooting like yesterday’s Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

Last night on “Breitbart News Tonight,” Hawkins shared his reaction to news that a 19-year-old man had entered a Florida high school yesterday and activated a fire alarm with the intention of shooting and killing as many people as possible. Breitbart hosts leveraged the fact the shooter had been expelled from the high school once for disciplinary problems in an attempt to absolve the gun lobby of responsibility for yet another mass shooting.

“I’ve watched and listened to the calls for gun control already and I’ve listened to those things and you take what you describe, and you take this scenario, and you have a student who had already been expelled so he’s not to be near the school or anything,” Hawkins said. “I can’t think of a gun control law that would have stopped this, and I’ve really tried to think of that today.”

He continued, “I’m thinking, ‘What’s one law, if not one law that would have stopped it, one law that would have even lessened the chance that it could happen?’ and there’s simply not one. And people have to understand that.”