Will You Be Able To Carry In This “Gun Free Zone” In The Near Future?

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“Gun Free Zones” are the bane of lawful gun owners and the gleeful dream of terrorists and criminals. Where else can crazy people and psychopaths have such easy pickings when it comes to hurting other people?

Of course, the reason these “safe places” are so beloved by those prone to violence is because they are the only ones disobeying the law by carrying guns there.

But a recent news story gives you the idea that one massive gun free zone may be opening up to allow lawful carriers to have their weapons with them. Congressman Thomas Massie, Chairman of the Congressional Second Amendment Caucus, introduced H.R. 2909, titled the “D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act.” Congressman Massie said,

“After the horrific shooting at the Republican Congressional Baseball practice, there will likely be calls for special privileges to protect politicians. Our reaction should instead be to protect the right of all citizens guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to self-defense. I do not want to extend a special privilege to politicians, because the right to keep and bear arms is not a privilege, it is a God-given right protected by our Constitution.

“If not for the heroic efforts of the United States Capitol Police at the ball field yesterday, things could have been much worse.

“What’s always evident in these situations is this: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

“To ensure public safety, we need to repeal laws that keep good guys from carrying guns, since not everyone has a personal police detail. The right to keep and bear arms is the common person’s first line of defense in these situations, and it should never be denied.”

Congressman Massie nailed it with this one, and, if Congress has any sense, they’ll pass this bill.

Unfortunately, however, Congressman Massie also was right that some are calling for special privileges for carrying in D.C. Mark Walters quotes Representative Barry Loudermilk:

“I think we need to look at some kind of reciprocity for members here,” Loudermilk said. “But also we need to look at security detail. If Scalise hadn’t been on our team, it would have been really bad.”

“We aren’t any more special than anybody else, but we’re targets,” Loudermilk said. “This is exactly why there’s a lot of fear of doing town halls at this point.”

Unfortunately, unlike Congressman Massie, Loudermilk thinks reciprocity should only be for members of Congress. Why? He seems to imply that it’s because they are in D.C. and not back home in Georgia (which Loudermilk represents).

This is utter nonsense. Members of Congress may be targets (maybe), but everyday Americans are targeted every day and use their weapons in self-defense, often without having to fire a single shot.

What needs to pass is Congressman Massie’s bill. Frankly, it should simply be put down to Constitutional carry. Why? Because their lives are no more valuable than ours, but they are more likely to get protection by Federal agents. For our own safety, we need it to be able to carry anywhere.

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  1. Gun free zones should be outlawed and that will upset criminals. When they go to kill people and ten people pull out their guns when the bad pulls out his, guess who is going to become timid.

  2. Your statement “if Congress has any sense” hit the nail on the head, and that is the real crux of the problem. As long as Congress is populated by idiots like Loudermilk, the country is in peril.
    Just a few days ago, I reminded a young acquaintance that the right to keep and bear arms was NOT a privilege granted by the government, but the Second Amendment was merely the recognition (and protection) of a natural RIGHT to defend oneself and one’s family. Loudermilk needs to go back to school and learn the difference between a “privilege” and a “right”. Of course he probably couldn’t safely handle a firearm and wants somebody else to do his dirty work for him, forgetting that it is not only his right, but his duty to protect himself and his family. The taxpayers should not have to pay someone else to make up for his laziness and lapse in what should be his sense of duty and honor.
    Two thumbs up for Congressman Massie, who seems to understand how it is supposed to work.

    • in addition, if members of congress (house and senate) took their oaths of office seriously, and operated in accordance therewith”, there would be many fewer really stupid laws in the national statute books.

  3. That’s what I’ve been advocating for years now. It’ll put the killer kibosh on street thuggery and predators immediately, and at the same time make it impossible for this juggernaut police state to continue to summary execute people just because they ‘thought’ they had a gun. They’d have to go back to old fashioned serving and protecting and only worry about guns when someone was actually doing something bad with them.. They’ll have to surrender in their ‘War against the people’ and Totalitarianism by disarming the people by making them all criminals subject to gun prohibition Forever, will no longer be a threat.

  4. are politicians the only ones that need armed guards? they dont do a damn thing for the american people. all they do is sit back and suck up our money. think about this, they can get shot, bleed and die just like any other american. if they can have that protection, why in the hell cant we?

  5. GOD BLESS CONGRESSMAN MASSIE FOR SUCH A PATRIOTIC BILL!!!! OUR FOREFATHERS WOULD BE PROUD OF HIM A TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CITIZEN GOVERNMENT OF THIS NATION!!!!

  6. I pack everywhere I go. I ignore the gunfree zones as an idiot’s dream. It seems every doctor’s office has a sign prohibiting guns. I pack to every appointment, and no one knows the difference and I am packing a Commander sized 1911. If I can do that any bad guy who wants a soft target can do the same. I also ignore the restaurants that post on weapon signs. I’ve never had a problem, although I make it a general practice to not patronize such places. These places seem to draw crazies, so why go there?

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