1) 20, the number of minutes it took the police to arrive
2) Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990
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); 18 U.S.C. § 922 itself was added by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968.
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. 104208, 110 Stat. 3009, enacted September 30, 1996. 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.
3) Gun Free Zones Are Free Killing Zones
posted on 01/28/2013 10:31:11 PM PST
“what Obama wants for America, Only outlaws with guns,
the rest of us ->TARGETS “
“20 freking minutes for the police to arrive” in sufficient numbers ... You have to be kidding !!
“It doesnt really make sense to ban guns, because in reality what that means is that you are actually banning effective self-defense.
Despite the constant hammering by a news media with an agenda,
guns are used in America far more to stop crime than to cause crime.”~ by Larry Correia ( firearms expert )
posted on 01/28/2013 10:50:34 PM PST
by Tilted Irish Kilt
(Our enemys don't fear us ; and our friends don't trust us !! I wonder why .. (rhetorical))
'20, the number of minutes it took the police to arrive'
No they didn't. The police got there in a few minutes. The 'coordination' was actually done very well.
As for gun free zones. The infamous DC vs. Heller, also wrongly continues that Gov't can restrict guns at schools, gov't buildings, and 'sensitive' areas they want.
posted on 01/28/2013 11:03:11 PM PST
"...and a national database of gun sales could have some use, particularly for post-shooting investigations,..."
and I stopped reading right there.
National databases are a prelude to confiscation and have NO use in post-shooting investigations other than determining that the shooter was not registered and probably stole the guns!!
posted on 01/29/2013 4:47:25 AM PST
I can clear my IWB holster in under two seconds. Even if I’m carrying in my Smartcarry rig, it’s still only seconds.
Seconds. Not minutes.
Give me my full RKBA and everywhere I go, there will be someone willing to stand up to random nutecase/violence and protect myself and those around me.
But this assumes that the debate is about “solving” criminal actions. It isn’t. It’s about control. Period.
posted on 01/29/2013 6:59:41 AM PST
by Dead Corpse
(I will not comply.)
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