Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990" (GFSZA) was introduced by then-Senator Joe Biden and signed into law by George H.W. Bush. The alleged intent of the Act was to prevent individuals from possessing a firearm in a school zone. It was, as anti-rights bills typically are, sold to Congress as way to make our schools a safer place for our children.
Ironically, even the anti-rights Michael Bloomberg-funded anti-rights "Everytown for Gun Safety" has put together a convenient list showing just how ineffective the GFSZA has been. According to their own chart, there have been at least 112 school shootings since Sandyhook! They have unwittingly proven that their own anti-rights agenda is ineffective!
If the intent of the GFSZA really was to create a safe environment for America's children, then it has failed, and failed miserably.
This is unacceptable. The GFSZA has made our children and schools extremely vulnerable because it prohibits responsible adults (school staff and parents) from having the most effective means of defense of self and school children -- a gun. America's children should not be subject to these dangerous environments simply to appease the anti-gun radicals.
Earlier this week, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced HR.86, the "Safe Students Act", which would repeal the GFSZA. Originally introduced by former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) in 2007, this Act would restore much needed sanity to our nation's gun laws by striking down this ineffective ban that has done nothing to reduce "gun violence."
From Congressman Massie's press release:
"Gun-free school zones are ineffective. They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments," said Massie. "Gun-free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.... A bigger federal government can't solve this problem. Weapons bans and gun-free zones are unconstitutional. They do not and cannot prevent criminals or the mentally ill from committing acts of violence. But they often prevent victims of such violence from protecting themselves."While the President is likely to veto any such bill, Congress must give him the opportunity to reject a bill that would create a safer environment for children. It is up to the Republican-led Congress to man-up and make the President and congressmen on Left own their anti-rights bigotry.
I call on every member of the US Congress to cosponsor and vote for HR.86, the "Safe Students Act" and to everything they can to get it to the President's desk immediately. Our children can wait no longer!