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GOA Larry Pratt calls for end to victim-disarmament zones

What a lethal, false security are the "gun-free zone" laws. Virtually all mass murders in the past 20 years have occurred in gun-free zones. The two people murdered several days earlier in a shopping center in Oregon were also killed in a gun-free zone.

Hopefully, the Connecticut tragedy will be the tipping point after which a rising chorus of Americans will demand elimination of the gun-free zone laws that are in fact criminal-safe zones.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/12/16/gun-free-zo...

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learned this yesterday...

Gun-Free zones were found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1995!!!!

The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 was originally passed as section 1702 of the Crime Control Act of 1990. It added 18 U.S.C. § 922(q).

The Supreme Court of the United States subsequently held that the Act was an unconstitutional exercise of Congressional authority under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution in United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995). This was the first time in over half a century that the Supreme Court limited Congressional authority to legislate under the Commerce Clause.

Following the Lopez decision, President Clinton's Attoney General Janet Reno proposed changes to 18 U.S.C. § 922(q) that were adopted (or "concealed" and "widely ignored" as one author put it) in section 657 of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997, Pub.L. 104-208, 110 Stat. 3009, enacted September 30, 1996.[5] These minor changes required that the firearm in question "has moved in or otherwise affects interstate commerce".

As nearly all firearms have moved in Interstate Commerce at some point in their lives, critics assert this was merely a legislative tactic to circumvent the Supreme Court's ruling.

From wikipedia.

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I love the words "victim disarmament zones". Awesome disinfo fight back technique.

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Larry Pratt is offering a solution to the problem.

The government doesn't want a solution to the problem.

If they wanted a solution to the problem they would not have released thousands of illegal weapons into Mexico that have been implicated in 400 murders.

If they wanted a solution to the problem they would start by regulating handguns in the inner cities that are responsible for way more deaths than the so called "assault weapons". Come to think of it, they already do quite a bit of that and it doesn't seem to be working.

What they seem to want is to attempt to eliminate any capacity for the American people to oppose tyranny. Going after semi automatic battle rifles and large magazines first means that Obama and Biden have no interest in reducing crime, because those weapons are not used to commit most of the crimes.

There are way too many law abiding American citizens who are able to defend themselves for the powers that be to be comfortable. Making them criminals for not submitting to totally ridiculous gun legislation would satisfy the desire of the elites to eliminate problematic sections of society by categorizing them as enemy combatants.

It is a win-win for the establishment. Pass legislation and nobody complies, bring the hammer down and Lon Horiuchi their ass. If the sheeple all turn in their guns for depreciating Federal Reserve Notes, problem solved. The result will probably be somewhere in the middle.

The idea of using semi-automatic rifles to resist or overthrow the American government is kind of laughable. The US military could gas, nuke, poison, bomb, infiltrate, and drone any pockets of resistance that might arise with ease. However, there are a lot more people that are seeking not to be controlled than there are doing the controlling.

The Obama administration must be shown that there are better ways of preventing gun violence than gun control. Larry Pratt and GOA have offered a perfectly sensible and reasonable solution. My fear is that the same administration that brought us Operation Fast and Furious has no interest in solutions.

If they wanted a solution for the problem

they would call for the end on the DE-FACTO BAR MEMBER justice system MONOPOLY... but hey... since when would a group of BAR members call for the end of their own monopoly?

http://www.dailypaul.com/269892/our-justice-system-has-been-...

Larry Pratt: British Gun Crime Stats are a "Sham"

Piers Morgan calls the GOA Executive Director’s claim an "absolute lie." Is it?

http://www.theendrun.com/larry-pratt-british-gun-crime-stats...

"As it turns out, what Pratt said does not appear to have been a 'lie' at all, let alone an 'absolute, absolute LIE!' Quite the opposite."

How about criminal

How about Criminal Safe Zone signs that can be clandestinely placed next to Gun Free Zone signs. What's the punishment for placing a sign on someones property without consent?

Tweeted. Perfect name for them.

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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GUN FREE ZONES = CRIMINAL SAFETY ZONES ,,, I'll take 3000

I will ..."Daily Double Down"

on that!!

Same here!

Same here!