Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Gun-Free Zone Failure

Yesterday, an Army officer/psychiatrist went on a shooting a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States.

One of our most basic human rights is our right to protect ourselves and our families from harm.

Ironically, there are few gun-free zones as gun-free as a military base. Everyone is disarmed and defenseless except a few MPs (but only when on duty) and those bent on harming others (any time they want).

I hold the authorities who establish gun-free zones just as accountable for the deaths as the shooter himself. It is foolish to assume that disarming good people makes bad people behave as they should.

1 comment:

  1. The problem with gun free zones is that every evil person knows that s/he can kill as many people as they want, because no one can defend themselves. I have a friend who patrons a restaurant that will give you 15% of your bill if you open carry. Will that restaurant ever have a problem with being robbed? I don’t think so!