Want To Make Schools Safer? Passing This Bill Is A Big Step In The Right Direction

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School safety is a political hot button which, frankly, is likely to get worse with the upcoming Presidential election. And, like any hot button issue, there are many people who just make knee jerk emotional responses without any thought behind it when they are trying to look for solutions to the perceived problem.

Fortunately, though, there are a few people who have taken the time to look for real solutions to school shootings, but the answers which can work run completely counter-intuitive to the emotional reactions of anti-gunners. One of those people is Representative Thomas Massey from Kentucky. Chris Eger writes,

A measure that would scrap the longstanding federal “gun-free zone” rules when passing within 1,000 feet of a school has been introduced in the U.S. House.

The Safe Students Act, first announced in 2007 by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has been rebooted by Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie this week and re-introduced with seven co-sponsors. The move would repeal the 30-year-old “no guns allowed” zone around public, private, and parochial elementary and high schools nationwide. Backers argue the bill is needed to allow local governments and school boards to set their own firearms policy without Washington red tape.

“The only thing gun-free zones do is disarm law-abiding citizens and take away their ability to protect themselves and others,” said U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, a co-sponsor. “We shouldn’t leave our most vulnerable – our children – in an unsafe environment like gun-free zones where acts of violence cannot be stopped.”

The Gun-Free School Zones Act, part of the Crime Control Act of 1990, was the brainchild of Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl and by then-U.S. Sen. Joe Biden. The act has long restricted gun possession within 1,000 feet of a school campus although it has been successfully challenged in the courts as unconstitutional, leading the law to be modified in 1996. Several attempts by Republican lawmakers to repeal its provisions wholesale over the years have failed.

President Trump, while campaigning for the White House in 2016, said he would support getting rid of gun free zones in schools and military bases.

The Safe Students Act has been introduced as H.R. 3200 and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Now, I’m not going to pretend that I think that the anti-gunner controlled House is likely to let this bill ever get out of committee while they are in power, but this is the kind of thing that we should be pushing for. Parents and teachers need to have the ability to protect students from shooters, and the best way to do that is to be able to shoot back. And it doesn’t hurt to advertise to shooters that you will shoot back since they tend to be cowards looking for gun free zones in which to commit their crimes because no opposing guns means they can kill more people.

But we have a chance with this upcoming election to change the House to a pro-gun majority and to push for real gun rights reform which, in case it wasn’t clear, means no limitation on gun rights. That is the single best way to make America a danger zone to would-be shooters and a safe place for everyday citizens.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Gun Control is not the answer! Every government agency in Florida and the US Government did not do their job at Parkland. Therefore, what we need are Government agencies that will do their jobs as dictated by law. This is true for all mass shootings. Get the Governments off their dead beat asses.

    • For sure. There is no penalty for incompetent gov. employees. Then the unions protect them. Any gov. worker should be able to be immediately fired and prosecuted to a higher standard than commoners as they know and make the ridiculous laws. The people need to take back their country and Gov.

    • Actually I think I read somewhere that a court had determined it was not local cops job, who I have a great respect for, to protect us. I think it is our job to protect ourselfs and our loved ones. Really need this legislation since I am not the bad guy who wants to shoot anyone

  2. Its all for total control of our lives, the democrats have sleepers out there and they activate them to cause idiocy. As long as their are guns the democrats cant control us. When the stupid teachers quit teaching the democratic liing b.s. the shooting will cease. And the people remove any and all morons that want socialism and teach facts we can get back to normal. That includes republican traitors!!!

  3. All school shootings is caused by EMD drugs given to children to control behavior. The problem is that no one has studied the effect on children. It causes odd behavior in children which causes other children to make fun, belittle, or bully the child on BMD drugs. Since the staff, teachers, administration do nothing to stop this problem, the BMD drugged child finally reacts, result a mass shooting. Nothing will change until society solves this problem!.

  4. FredK… To Cg…I could not agree more. In the Parkland case, every Gov. Agency, from the school staff to the FBI. failed miserably in their duties to prevent that tragedy. Four school shootings were done by punk teen agers. Where were their parents? Did anyone ever ask that question? No, just take the guns away from law abiding gun owners. That is going to solve the problem. Yea, sure!

  5. More deception. Repeally gun free zones while good will have little effect. A loaded weapon can’t hurt anyone by itself. It takes a person. We need to change people’s hearts and that can only happen by giving them The Good News, the Gospel. Put prayer, Bible reading and the 10 Commandments back in school and teach not to lie, steal, murder, etc. We are reaping what we sowed by removing them in the mid 60s.Believe our money motto, Trust in God, The Creator.

  6. You want schools to be safer? Get rid if the Department of Education and all Federal regulations out of the locals schools.

  7. The true cause of all the so called gun violence is lack of parental guidance which teaches children what is expected of them in society. The access to the internet and gaming which so called parents allowed their children access.
    This is the society that Democrats have created
    We cannot reverse the effect on children that this has caused

    Therefore the only solution is to allow Americans to protect themselves and their family from this evil that Democrats have created.

    And do away with “Gun Free Zones”

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