Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bill Introduced To Repeal 'Gun-Free School Zones Act' Because Deadly Mass Shootings Up Five-Fold Under It


Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has introduced a bill to repeal the "Gun-Free School Zones Act" of 1990 (updated in 1995) on the grounds that mass shootings at schools have increased five-fold since its passage.

The "Safe Schools Act of 2013" (H.R.35), co-sponsored by Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] notes that the 1990 "gun-free" law has made schools unsafe because "shooters now know that they can victimize American school campuses with no fear that victims will be armed."

Stockman's bill notes that there have been 10 school shootings killing at least four people each in the 22 years since the "gun-free" bill passed - compared to only two in the 22 years before passage.

What's more, "Horrific massacres on school campuses in Pearl, Mississippi, and southwestern Virginia, were averted by armed staff and students," it says.

More @ CNS News


  1. BRAVO! Finally, someone basing laws and policies on FACTS, not FEELINGS! It's decades overdue, imho.