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Why “Gun Free Zones” Are A Sham

Most mass shootings happen in schools and businesses, so why can’t people have guns in schools?

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By Andrew Sisson | UNITED STATES

In almost every government building you walk into, you will be greeted by a sign telling you that you can’t have a gun in the building. To an unknowing eye, this would seem effective. Shouldn’t saying that guns cant be in a building make the area safer? This concept is absolutely wrong and for many reasons.

Allow me to talk about a few.

To start with gun control, let’s look at a few states with some of the nation’s strictest gun laws: Maryland, New York, and Illinois. According to an article by Business Insider, the rate of gun ownership in those states is 20.7%, 10.3%, and 26.2% respectively. And according to an article by CNN Maryland, New York, and Illinois had 7, 3, and 11 mass shootings per 5 million residents. Let’s pause for a minute; how would states with strict gun ownership laws and low gun ownership rates have high rates of mass shootings? It’s simple, gun control is keeping guns out of the hands of good citizens. Do you honestly think that a criminal is not going to be able to get a gun if they really want to?

Now let’s look at some states with laxer gun control laws: Texas, West Virginia, and Arkansas. Using the same articles from above, 35.7%, 54.2%, and 61.7% of citizens own guns in those states. Texas is the only state with any mass shootings at 3 per 5 million residents.

Where do most mass shooting happen? Again according to CNN, 70% happen in Schools or Businesses. Every school I have ever been in is a gun free zone and a lot of businesses are as well. Unfortunately, saying that a private business isn’t allowed to say that guns can’t be on the premises infringes on their rights. Since we really can’t do much about that, why are schools still gun free zones?

Now I will agree that you shouldn’t just let anyone with a gun into a school building, but there is something called a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons License (CCDW). To obtain a CCDW license you must take a course that teaches you about gun laws as well as gun safety. Why can’t people with a CCDW license have guns in a school?

Good guys with guns can protect people and it is time that the government allows them to. Let the citizens of this nation protect people that cannot protect themselves. Teachers and citizens with guns will protect our children.

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  1. One must be corrupt, blind or incredibly stupid to have not seen the effects of disarming people where criminals are allowed to roam. Or perhaps it’s part of a common leftist flimflam. I used to wonder why leftists saturate media outlets with threats instead of acting on their clear and ultimate goal of confiscation. I assumed they stopped short of the extreme because they know firearms owners won’t tolerate confiscation without unimaginable fury. Fact is leftists will temporarily settle for controlling little things like allowed venues, ammunition taxes, license fees, sound suppressors, bullet shapes and on and on.

    Eventually they’ll again get around to universal background checks that are impossible to regulate without universal registration. They need universal registration because it fundamentally transforms a hundred million owners into dependents. Once they know who the owners are, they’ll choose which of them are allowed to be licensed. It’s the consummate entitlement. The democrat party cannot survive without more than half the nation being dependent on the government. Entitlements earn votes for leftists who dispense them. It’s the heart of their strategy.

    The people’s minds should be open to the fact that the U.S. is very lucky to have a hundred million armed citizens with 400 million firearms in private hands. That said, less than .00001 percent (one ten thousandths) of them, only about 4,000, are used in crimes. He needs to look at our open borders, colossal drug trade, scarce law enforcement, lame prosecution, limited incarcerations, gang strength, mental defectives living at home and terrorists roaming the streets. Can anyone even imagine the unbridled carnage if the leftist goal of total confiscation were to be achieved?

    Every time you vote, think about this. Those who carry out mass murders fear armed citizens and it’s precisely why governments always disarm the governed before they purge the disobedient. Taken together, all the mass shooting deaths from nuts, felons, terrorists and illegal aliens, throughout history for the entire planet, is infinitesimal compared to the total number of civilian citizens murdered by governments. It’s the reason for our 2nd Amendment and throughout human history, it has been a very bad idea to allow any government to disarm its people.

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