Nikki Goeser, whose husband was murdered, rebuked former President Barack Obama’s op-ed to Parkland, Florida, students that lauded them for their commitment to increasing gun control laws.
Obama wrote in an article for Time that the Parkland students bore “witness to carnage” and are now affecting change by “shaking us out of our complacency.” He wrote:
They see the NRA and its allies — whether mealymouthed politicians or mendacious commentators peddling conspiracy theories — as mere shills for those who make money selling weapons of war to whoever can pay.
In response, Goeser, who is a concealed carry permit holder herself, explained that she, too, has “witnessed carnage” but in the aftermath of murder placed blame differently than the Florida students.
“I didn’t blame guns. I blame the murderer and those lawmakers who thought a ‘gun-free zone’ would keep us safe,” she tweeted. “All it did was prevent me from defending us.”
I’ve witnessed carnage myself Mr. Obama. However, after witnessing my stalker gun down my husband, I didn’t blame guns. I blame the murderer & those lawmakers who thought a “gun-free zone” would keep us safe. All it did was prevent me from defending us. I am No Shill. #2A https://t.co/fDOgGw6aM4
— Nikki (@NikkiGoeser) April 20, 2018
She added, “I am no shill,” as a rebuke of Obama’s claim the NRA and its allies are simply accomplices to the profiting of selling weapons of war.
In 2009, Goeser’s stalker, Hank Wise, shot and killed her husband, Ben. Despite being a concealed carry holder, because of the designated “gun-free zone” they were in, her firearm was locked inside her vehicle.
“I followed that law, but my stalker did not,” she told America’s 1st Freedom. “Despite this horrific experience, I never blamed the object that was used by an evil man to kill my husband.”
She added that the horrific experience taught her that “bad people do not follow these gun-control laws” and that they know that in gun-free zones, they’ll be faced with “little to no resistance.”
Goeser noted that since 1950, all mass public shootings in the United States have taken place in gun-free zones except for three exceptions.
Wise was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 23 years in prison.