Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Gun Free Zones (Not Applicable to Criminals)

If Gun Free Zones are supposedly so "safe" how can you explain how these things happened within 1000 yards of a campus, or a so called "Gun Free Zone"?

"On 3/16/09 at about 12:00 AM, an armed robbery occurred on Third Street near Spring Street....On 03/16/2009 at approximately 12:30 AM, a Georgia Tech student was robbed at gunpoint on...On 03/14/2009 at 4:30 AM, a Georgia Tech student was robbed at gunpoint...On 03/16/2009 at 11:50 PM, a Georgia Tech student and his wife were robbed at gunpoint...

Experience demonstrates that the law does not deter criminals from using firearms. The only known result of the "school safety zone" law is to make it known to predators in Atlanta that there are "easy pickings" in and around college campuses, since students, faculty, and law-abiding visitors scrupulously obey the "school safety zone" law and disarm." [link]

You would think by now everyone would begin to understand criminals don't care about what the law says. All you do is force a law abiding person to either give up their right to defend themselves, or force them to break the law by deciding it is in their best interest to be armed regardless of the law for their own protection.