Saturday, March 14, 2015

Gun Free Zone

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-mall-of-america-terrorist-threat-perspec-0225-20150224-story.html

Many places in our nation are "gun free" zones.  Many individual stores, shopping malls, theaters, schools and many other places are gun free zones, either by law or by their own individual choice.  I support the choice of private property owners to make their property a gun free zone.  With that right comes a responsibility.  

If a business makes their location a gun free zone, then they have a duty to provide protection against criminals or terrorists who may enter the location with a gun.  That means they need to have a secure environment, not unlike those found in airports.

Nearly every major active shooter incident in the United States has occurred in a gun free zone.  A little sign, or the threat of a fine will not deter someone from mass murder.  Only careful screening of everyone who enters the venue can prevent a gun free zone from being a major crime scene; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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