Are "Gun Free Zones" in schools and government buildings at good idea ?
"Gun free" zones are an invitation to come and shoot.
Gun free zones are the scariest places on earth.
I agree !
Does the term Soft Target mean anything to lawmakers?
Apparently not. They haven't been very effective.
Really depends on who has the gun.
Schools already are gun-free. And knife free. And drug free. And axe, machete, samurai, sword, and mace free.
Did that help at Sandy Hook ?
If someone is truly determined to commit an actual mass murder crime like that, then nothing will stop them. However, I do think it stops stupid middle and high schoolers from bringing a knife in, waving it around to show it off, and then an accident
But it prevents school administrators and teachers from defending themselves when a determined shooter enters the school ? The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun !
We have armed police officers in our school by the doors. I just think the ban is good when applied to students (minors)
A ban for minors shouldn't have an effect either way since you have to be 21 to own a handgun and 18 to own a shotgun or rifle
Well I wasn't just talking guns, I was talking knives too
It doesn't Work
I think the idea that if you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns applies to "gun free zones"...
The school in Sandy Hook,CT was a gun free zone ... and the shooter faced no resistance ...