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I am reminded of former President Ronald Reagan’s often-used quote, “There you go again,” with the new uproar for more gun-control laws after the killing of 20 children and six adults by a mass murderer in a Connecticut elementary school.
Connecticut already has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation (surpassed only by California), yet these murders took place. In fact, these murders took place in a so called “gun-free zone.” In doing a little research, I discovered that practically all of these types of shootings in the past 20 years took place in gun-free zones. Could it be that gun-free zones actually do exactly the opposite and are an attraction for killers of this kind? I wager to say that if a faculty member would have had a gun at that Connecticut school, some if not many of those lives would have been saved.
When my wife and I visited Israel in 1995, we looked at the armed guards on public and school buses with a bit of consternation. However, inquiries revealed that implementing these armed guards virtually stopped terrorist attacks on school buses.
If the liberals firmly believe that more gun laws and gun-free zones are the answer, then why don’t they identify their own property with a gun-free zone sign? As for me, I think I will go out today and put up a sign in my yard that says, “Protected by Smith and Wesson.”
Dick Nevala, Hollywood