sunset from behind the wire

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Benefits of Gun Free Zones

I was worried that President Obama would push hard for gun control measures, but was relieved to read this on Fox News
WASHINGTON – President Obama will tap Vice President Biden to lead an administration-wide effort looking at gun control and other measures in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting last week.
Vice President Joe (Don't mess with Joe) Biden is the same person who predicted four "summers of recovery" that didn't happen and was the uber jobs czar. As overseer of the Jobs Act of 2011, he was the one who was supposed to manage the creation of a million shovel ready jobs (at the cost of 100,000 per job) and we saw something like 84 part time jobs created instead. Joe Biden (per ABC News) was the man who had been tapped by the Administration to fix the political process in Iraq. There was also the Biden Crime Bill of 2007 (before he became VPRES) and that worked out just peachy. He fixed our foreign affairs when in the Senate as head of that committee. The list of noteworthy achievements just goes on and on and in the same way that Spiro Agnew isn't well remembered by history as a US Vice President, neither will Biden be.

Putting Joe on the job means that the president wants the matter kicked down the road to be dealt with on another day by another Democrat.
"Gun free zones are simply killing grounds for mass murderers." 
- Ted Nugent
You can't build a "gun free zone" where everyone is a target and tries desperately to pretend that they're not. A gun free Potemkin Village is still a Potemkin Village. Having kids draw pictures of butterflies, rainbows and unicorns at school and then sending them home to play violent video games will not change anything -- no matter how much brainwashing the government tries in school. Even Obama knows this and understands that making high capacity magazines illegal simply means that metal shops nationwide will be turning them out in the millions. Prohibiting alcohol (Volstead Act) didn't work either.

The school shootings (and there have been several tragedies in recent memory) have all taken place in "gun free zones" as mandated by federal law, by state law and by school district policy. The firearm used by David Codrea was a registered firearm - therefore closing the gun show loophole wouldn't have impacted the result.