Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free us from gun-free zones

Instead of droning on about ideas that will never pass muster, Powerline offers some common sense items to deal with gun violence.
The federal government should pass a law that makes it illegal for any public place to be a “gun-free zone.” Recent mass shooting incidents have always taken place in “gun-free” zones. Many years ago, my father used to tell a joke the punch line of which was, “I may be crazy, but I’m not stupid.” The criminally insane are plenty smart enough to understand that a “gun-free zone” means easy pickings.
Abolishing gun-free zones wouldn’t completely eliminate mass shootings, but it would help. While I haven’t researched the issue, I assume that such legislation would be constitutional as an act in furtherance of the Second Amendment. Such a law would confer a federal right on any licensed citizen to carry a firearm in any public place, any state law or private posting to the contrary notwithstanding.

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