NRA spokeswoman Loesch was just as quick on the social-media draw, posting, "If you're going to create gun free zones then have security present. Value and protect innocent life. This isn't a controversial belief. The Landing has had security concerns for some time."
Three people, including the gunman, were killed, and nine others were injured when David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, opened fire Sunday afternoon during a video game competition, officials said. Katz shot himself. Two other people suffered injuries other than gunshot wounds, Sheriff Mike Williams said during a news conference.
Officials haven’t publicly announced a suspected motive, but people on differing sides of the gun debate were quick to express their thoughts.
David Hogg, a graduate of the Parkland, Florida, high school that was the scene of a Feb. 14 mass shooting, urged political action.
The Jacksonville Landing is a gun-free zone. Its code of conduct specifies "Possession of a weapon, even if legally carried (except by law enforcement officers) is absolutely prohibited on Landing property."