Because of the recent tragedy at Fort Hood, the topic of “Gun Free Zones” is front and center.
Dustin from Dustin’s Gun Blog puts it into perspective:
Anybody willing to break the law in such a gruesome attack is not going to worry about a gun free zone policy. I imagine that the three minutes, while very fast for a Police response, seemed like an eternity to the defenseless victims who were stuck in the gun free zone while being shot at by the mad man.
Murdoc the GunPundit uncovers something very interesting:
I always hold my breath in hope that “Gun Control” debates in the media will favor common sense… that rarely happens though
More cogent points from Vurrwapen Blog’s post on “Gun Free Zones”:
I believe that the answer is more personal responsibility – more people looking out for themselves. Gun control advocates want the government to take care of us as much as possible. They want more laws and more regulations. I want fewer laws and fewer regulations. I want more trained citizens to be able to carry, more of the time.
The hard lesson of these incidents is that active shooters will not stop until they are neutralized with gunfire. We will keep learning that even brave and well-trained police officers such as Officer Kimberly Munley cannot be everywhere, and by the time they are able to respond, dozens may be dead or dying.