The very logic behind “gun free zones” has been proven, time and again, to be completely delusional and dangerous.
Of course, the idea of a “gun free zone” at a high school will only work against those who would be deterred by the stiffer legal penalties that the designation carries with it. This will stop the casual school attendee from bringing a firearm onto campus to “show off” or scare anyone.
But what about those who arrive with the express and explicit purpose of killing?
For these monsters, there are no legal penalties that you can threaten that would stop the violence from occurring. In reality, even a lack of guns wouldn’t stymy these killers, who would certainly find another method to carry out their dastardly plan.
So, why on earth are we still forcing teachers and school administrators to act as sitting ducks while our children are in their care?
One survivor or the horrific 1999 Columbine High School massacre believes that enough is enough on this subject.
“Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who attended Columbine High School at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, has again introduced legislation to remove limitations on concealed carry in K-12 schools.
“Under state law, concealed-carry permit holders may bring firearms onto school property, but must keep them locked inside their vehicles.
“Mr. Neville, who has introduced the bill annually since he was elected in 2014, said the current law ‘creates a so-called gun free zone in every K-12 public school.’
“’This act would allow every law-abiding citizens who holds a concealed carry permit, issued from their chief law-enforcement officer, the right to carry concealed in order to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios,’ Mr. Neville said in a statement.”
Neville’s assessment is similar to the concerns of a great many American parents who have seen this latest Florida incident as a wake up call for the anti-gun crowd.
It’s no mystery why violent crimes of mental illness often occur in schools, churches, and other “gun free zones”, regardless of the killer’s choice of criminal tool: There is no resistance to be found.
That must change immediately, and Patrick Neville is leading the way.