Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Earnest T Bass defensive weapon in a gun free zone
Earnest T. Bass defending himself in a "gun free zone"
Guns Don't Kill People, But 'Gun-Free Zones' Do.
When an owner of a property posts their property as a Gun Free Zone, they imply that they will take on the responsibility for the personal self defense of persons who enter that property.
Gun-free zones have been the most popular response to previous mass killings. But many law-enforcement officials say they are actually counterproductive. "Guns are already banned in schools. That is why the shootings happen in schools. A school is a 'helpless-victim zone,'" says Richard Mack, a former Arizona sheriff.
"Preventing any adult at a school from having access to a firearm eliminates any chance the killer can be stopped in time to prevent a rampage," Jim Kouri, the public-information officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, said earlier this year at the time of the Aurora, Colo., Batman-movie shooting.
Indeed, there have been many instances — from the high-school shooting by Luke Woodham in Mississippi, to the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo. — where a killer has been stopped after someone got a gun from a parked car or elsewhere and confronted the shooter.
Economists John Lott and William Landes conducted a groundbreaking study in 1999, and found that a common theme of mass shootings is that they occur in places where guns are banned and killers know everyone will be unarmed, such as shopping malls and schools.
The noted that the Aurora shooter, who killed 12 people earlier this year, had a choice of seven movie theaters that were showing the Batman movie he was obsessed with.
All were within a 20-minute drive of his home. The Cinemark Theater the killer ultimately chose wasn't the closest, but it was the only one that posted signs saying it banned concealed handguns carried by law-abiding individuals.
All of the other theaters allowed the approximately 4 percent of Colorado adults who have a concealed-handgun permit to enter with their weapons.
(Its obvious a "gun free zone" is a "killing field" for any criminal. The fact that the government would leave you defenseless in a gun free zone makes them no different than the criminal who takes advantage of "gun free zones" to kill at will. The 2nd amendment gives every American the right to defend themselves against CRIMINALS!) Story Reports