A major failed experiment of Liberals across the country was to establish GUN FREE ZONES. The concept is simple enough, to ban all firearms within certain areas.
There was no better place to start this grand idea then in our schools. Perhaps a message could be sent to the children that guns are evil and only for killing! It’s double duty, prohibiting and demonizing guns at the same time!
That GFZ concept is usually announced with bold red-letter signs. Additional efforts are taken such as placing minimum wage, poorly trained, guards with empty holsters and metal detectors at the doors of these institution.
In theory the GFZs should work. The reality is that they only work to insure a homicidal maniac can quickly gain control of the Gun Free Zone and kill as many of our children as he pleases. The Gun free Zones and unarmed security guards are no match for a determined and armed assailants or terrorists.
When the so-called Mob gave up control of the Las Vegas hotel/casinos,to new corporations, their gun-shy executives disarmed their security at first opportunity. The result was an, unprecedented surge in take over robberies and killings of tourists. The new Las Vegas executives soon learned their mistakes and re-armed their security staff members. The crime wave has all but ended.
The United States Postal Service used to have armed mailmen assigned to security duties before the creation of the uniformed postal police. These mailmen were disarmed and not replaced by the postal police. The postal police were never in every post office like the armed mailmen. They are called the same way you’d order a pizza, but the pizza would arrive first.
Predictably the new term, “goin’ postal” was born. Disgruntled and disturbed employees began to settle their scores right there without interference from anyone armed. The funeral directors got an increase in business.
As corporations across the country soon adopted the empty holster, guard programs another new term was born, “workplace violence”. The same thing happening in the postal facilities happened in factories everywhere.
When the GFZ programs fail the administrators then waste good money after bad on more metal detectors and empty holster guards. The gun-hating administrators refuse to admit the failure of their experiment. They just can’t seem to learn the lesson that guns are for protecting and saving lives.
You would have though after the tragedy at the Columbine High School, Colorado school officials would have learned something. Obviously they did not.
If you are responsible for the safety of a business, school or other institution sell your metal detectors and hire trained and armed professionals and let them run the security programs. If you have an empty holster guards who can’t be trusted or trained to use a firearm, get rid of them.