Gun-free zones dangerous

Published: March 4, 2013
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With all of the talk of new gun control measures, the single biggest problem with violent acts committed with guns is “gun-free zones.” I'm a gunshot victim who was injured in a gun-free zone. The criminal who shot me didn't obey the law. He knew that a man with a gun in an area where all others were denied the right to carry had all the power. If we truly want to protect our children and our loved ones, we must abolish gun-free zones. This includes giving teachers the right to carry and protect their students, should they choose to do so.

Since the 1950s, only one mass shooting occurred outside a gun-free zone. In all of these shootings, the killing of innocents stopped once the shooter was confronted by an armed response. Limits on magazine capacity are unnecessary as well. Attacks are increasingly being committed by multiple attackers. We can no longer hamstring law-abiding citizens from protecting ourselves and our loved ones. We must refuse to compromise on our Second Amendment rights.

Jeremy Reynolds, Edmond



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