Federal law mandates that all U.S. schools must effectively operate as gun-free zones. Could this unconstitutional federal law actually be putting our children in greater danger? If so, what can we do about it?
The recent shooting in Santa Fe, Texas began another round of talk from both Democrats and Republicans on gun control.
What they all fail to understand is that the distinguishing feature of the Santa Fe shooter’s high school compared to most of Texas is that his school is a gun free zone because of a federal mandate. The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 (18 U.S. Code § 921) signed by Pres. H.W. Bush prohibits the carrying of firearms by an “unauthorized person” within a school zone.
Neither side of the debate focuses on the fact that 98% of all mass shootings occur in gun-free zones.
When reading detailed media reports about the events at Santa Fe High School, we can get the impression that they happened very quickly. But, a report that takes 30 seconds to read must be disentangled so that each component can be understood. The whole picture then becomes clearer.
Texas has some good laws on concealed and …
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