Comments: The Deadly Political Correctness of Gun-Free School Zones: Part II

MikeM~
Bit O/T but couldn't see how else to get your attention and husband wants to go to dinner but did you see this today?

Police beating of Las Vegas man caught on tape (LVRJ)
http://www.lvrj.com/news/exclusive-police-beating-of-las-vegas-man-caught-on-tape-120509439.html?viewAllComments=y&c=y

CY won't allow tiny url

Posted by Jypsea Rose at April 24, 2011 06:03 PM

Dear Jypsea Rose:

Thank you! I did see the story and will be reporting on it shortly. I reported on the initial incident as part of the Erik Scott series not long ago and suggested exactly what has happened.

Thanks again!

Posted by mikemc at April 24, 2011 07:49 PM

Pardon me but I'm a trifle confused on the timeline. Weren't the "Gun-Free Zones" put in place after Columbine?

Posted by Jerry at April 25, 2011 10:29 AM

First "Gun Free School Zone" law passed in 1990, later declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. A modified version was passed in 1995 and is still in effect today.

The Columbine shootings occurred in 1999.

Just as an observation: when the next school shooting occurs among the "gun free" students, who will be called to stop the killing? Men with guns. Wouldn't it be best to have guns already at the school and eliminate the delay?

Posted by Just Sayin' at April 25, 2011 03:34 PM

Dear Jerry:

As "Just Sayin'" noted (thanks!) the original law was in effect in 1990. I'll be adding more specific information in the final installment of this series. Thanks for reading and asking!

Posted by mikemc at April 25, 2011 05:29 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with your observations and opinions on this matter. It seems that the current policies on school security basically amount to gambling with lives... we don't know when or where the next shooting will happen, but rest assured it will. Why is mainstream society willing to guarantee student injury and death? Because mainstream society keeps gambling that the next shooting won't be at 'our school.'

Posted by Fellow Teacher at April 25, 2011 10:44 PM

Mike,
I hope you don't mind, I have linked to your posts at the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association forum. We have recently pushed for a bill which would have allowed school systems to decide whether to allow CCW on site. Sadly, it was again killed in Committee. My hopes is that your words and (gasp) facts, would be helpful come next session.
Impatiently awaiting the final installment!

Posted by Midwest Patriot at April 25, 2011 10:59 PM

Dear Midwest Patriot:

By all means, link away. I hope that this little series might help to convince at least some of the potential dangers. Thanks for reading.

Posted by mikemc at April 26, 2011 12:09 AM

I know a high school teacher who publicly stated that the Panama City school board shooting would have turned out right, if all weapons (the security guard) were banned in the school.

I told her point blank that she was evil, and that my guy killed her guy. It's also possible that her belief structure is common with teachers.

She teaches in Iowa, and proudly says that she's a Liberal. Yuck.

Posted by brando at April 26, 2011 11:13 AM