Gun Free Zones are a bad idea for law abiding citizens

Here is a good article addressing the true stupidity of gun free zones in this day and age.  They infringe on our rights to protect ourselves and our families in fact they put us at risk especially our children.  At least some if not all the school shootings could have been prevented if there was an armed presence at the school besides the manic hell bent on killing kids.  So please read the article below and then check out the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) it is a great organization.

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September 2014 • Issue No. 36



When I hear the term “gun-free zone,” a couple words immediately come to mind:

Ineffective. Dangerous.

Gun-free zones are ineffective. They do not stop crime. And gun-free zones are dangerous. They disarm the good guys and instill a false sense of security in anyone who actually believes a few words on a sign will keep them safe.

You know, maybe the word “ineffective” isn’t quite right.

Because I believe that gun-free zones really DO work…

…for criminals.

Let me share a quick story with you that illustrates exactly what I mean.

Last week, host Mark Walters and Concealed Carry Magazine Executive Editor Kevin Michalowski took to the airwaves for a lively Armed American Radio broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair.

Both Mark and Kevin commented on the “No Guns Allowed” signs posted near each entrance.

So neither was overly surprised—nor was I—when the Pioneer Press reported an “armed robbery of a large amount of cash from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild exhibit at the State Fair. The robbers bound two workers during the robbery, State Fair police said Wednesday.”

According to the Star Tribune, State Fair’s Public Information Officer Brooke Blakey—who vocalized the fair’s “no gun” policy a week earlier in the Twin Cities Daily Planet—did not “disclose what type of weapon was used.”

Could it be, as Mark suggests in his editorial below, that a criminal ignored the gun-free zone signs, brought a gun into the fair, and proceeded to terrorize several workers before walking away with over $10,000? So much for following the rules…

Of course, Blakey and other anti-gunners don’t want law-abiding gun owners to know this. (Too late!) And Blakey certainly doesn’t want the people I mentioned above—the “sheep,” if you will—to know this.

Kevin summarized it perfectly:

“Welcome to the Fair, where more than the carnival games are rigged against honest citizens.”

But remember: it’s not just at the fair—it’s anywhere we find those “No Guns Allowed” signs. Our best plan of action is to continually draw attention to incidents like the one at the Minnesota State Fair, and make it known we refuse to be defenseless.

Take Care and Stay Safe,

Tim Schmidt

Publisher – Concealed Carry Report

USCCA Founder