Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has proposed a gun control bill that would create a national firearm registry, among other restrictions.
In the bill, Lee makes the false claim that no civilian had stopped a mass shooting in the past 33 years.
H.R. 125 makes several statistical claims to support restrictions on firearms and on gun owners, including the claim that no civilians have stopped mass shootings in three decades. The text of the bill reads:
“Mass shootings stopped by armed civilians in the past 33 years: 0.”
The claim is false, and numerous examples can be cited of civilians stepping up to stop criminals bent on causing mass death. One such scene played out in Springfield, Missouri on August 8, 2019, at a Walmart full of customers.