Stacey Dash: 'If People Were Allowed To Carry' Guns, The Good Guys Might Have Stopped the Orlando Terrorist

By Michael W. Chapman | June 14, 2016 | 1:45pm EDT

Actress and author Stacey Dash. (AP)

During an interview about her new book, There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative, actress and conservative activist Stacey Dash said that if people were allowed to conceal-carry guns in night clubs in Florida, then some “good guys in there with guns” might have been able to stop the radical Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people in the Pulse night club on June 12.

“[I]f people were allowed to carry, then there would have been some good guys in there with guns, and they could have maybe stopped this bad guy from killing so many people needlessly,” said Stacey Dash on Monday’s edition of WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall,” hosted by Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor.

Earlier in the interview, co-host O’Connor commented about the logo Dash uses on her website, which shows Dash, crossed by two rifles, and surrounded by stars.

“Now, I see your logo here and it has two rifles in it, with a silhouette of you,” said O’Connor.

Dash explained, “Right, which represents the Second Amendment, and then each star – everything on here means something – each star represents right-to-carry states, and the e pluribus unum at the top (out of many, one), and then the star at the bottom is me standing on the star of Hollywood.”

Co-host Brian Wilson then said, “Speaking of Second Amendment issues, what has happened in Orlando has obviously raised the discussion in America, once again, about whether or not there should be gun control. What is your thought?”

Dash said, “My thought is, if people were allowed to carry, then there would have been some good guys in there with guns, and they could have maybe stopped this bad guy from killing so many people needlessly. And I’m glad the president’s calling it terrorism because it was terrorism.”

“It was terrorism with a very specific ideological direction,” said O’Connor.  “It was terrorism inspired by …”

“Islamic fascism,” said Dash. “Islamic fascism.”

Radical Islamic terrorist Omar

Mateen.  (AP) 

On June 12, Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, entered the homosexual nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida, and killed 49 people and injured another 53 people using a rifle and a handgun.

Florida is a concealed-carry state, meaning that law-abiding citizens can apply and then carry concealed a handgun.  However, the law (790.06) also states that a person cannot conceal-carry a handgun into “any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to such purpose.”

The Pulse night-club served alcoholic beverages and therefore was a gun-free zone. 

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