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AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones
Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT by marktwain


In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a interview:
Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns.”
The law in Arizona is designed to insure that if law abiding people are disarmed in a particular location, then there must be a reasonable attempt to insure that criminals are also screened for carrying weapons.   Public buildings would not be allowed to ban licensed people from carrying arms unless security measures such as metal detectors and armed guards are in place.   The Kansas legislature passed a nearly identical bill into law in 2013.   A similar bill passed the legislature last year, but was vetoed by Governor Brewer.   Some speculated that it was vetoed under pressure from Arizona educators.   This year the legislation exempts universities and colleges from the requirements.

The bill, HB2339 passed 34 to 22 in the House and 16 to 12 in the Senate.  Governor Brewer has until the end of today, 22 April, 2014, to either sign the bill, veto it, or allow it to become law without her signature.

I watched the news event on video from  I counted six children and six adults, though the video was not designed to give a count.   One of the women had lost a child in a drive by shooting several years ago.   I am not sure what that has to do with the current bill.   Concealed carry permit holders are more responsible with their weapons than police.  But, this lobbying is not rational or logical.   It is emotional, by design.

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TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: az; banglist; guncontrol; gunfreezone
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1 posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT by marktwain
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2 posted on 04/22/2014 4:11:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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3 posted on 04/22/2014 8:08:36 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, Preside nt of the United States.

In 1963 a radical left wing communist, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

In 1975 a two wing radical Democrats fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States in separate acts of mental illness.

In 1981 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.

In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Lubys cafeteria.

In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.

In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.

Martin plant.

In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech .

March 2010: John Patrick Bedell shot two Pentagon security. A right-wing extremist, media asked? (A registered Democrat and 9/11 Truther.)

In 2011 a mentally ill, registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The pot smoking Loughner killed 6 and wounded 18 in another liberal shooting tragedy.

In 2011 another mentally ill and registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a Colorado movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.

On September 16 2013, Aaron Alexis another pyscho Democrat killer slaughtered 12 innocents at the US Navy Yard. Alexis before his slaughter of innocents Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had complained his brain had been targeted by low-frequency waves weeks before the slaughter.

12/14/2013 Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Co. armed with a shotgun with intent to kill one of his teachers. He shot Claire Davis, a senior, @Arapahoe High in the head. Yes, Pierson is/was another mentally ill liberal punk.

We could go on, but you get the point, even if the media and the anti gun pyschos in Congress do not.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats, AKA, the mentally ill having guns or being around them.

No NRA members, No Tea Party members, or No Republican conservatives are/were involved.

Political correctness and leftist policies are to blame in these mass shootings:

If Seung-Hui Cho had been institutionalized for mental illness, 32 people would still be alive at Virginia Tech.

If Jared Loughner had been institutionalized, 6 would be alive in Tucson.

If James Holmes had been institutionalized, 12 lives spared in Aurora, CO.

If Adam Lanza had been institutionalized, 26 would still live in Newtown, CT.

If Nidal Hasan had been properly reported, investigated, and discharged from the Army, and institutionalized, 13 would not have died at Ft. Hood.

If we really want to improve safety, keep criminals in jail, terrorists out of the U.S., and people who are mentally ill/deranged in institutions.

Again, It should be illegal for any Democrats to own guns or be around them.

4 posted on 04/24/2014 8:59:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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