Skip to comments.Gun Free Zones Endanger The Lives of Children
Posted on 06/22/2008 1:10:55 AM PDT by neverdem
Published on: June 21st, 2008 11:23pm by: unsolvedmysteries
(OPENPRESS) June 22, 2008 -- A new blog covers different aspects of culture and society to help people understand aspects of the world around them that is overlooked or taken for granted.
The author of this new blog, Abbas Abedi, says that he has been thinking of how to approach this large topic. He says that he could approach this topic like a book, laying groundwork to explain his views or he could rant about stuff that he notices in day to day life and link that with information sources. In the end Abbas decided to do both, rant and present models of understanding society and culture.
The first post on this new blog, located at http://www.culturesocietyblog.com , covers a relatively controversial issue of gun free zones. Abbas states a common view that having gun free zones in schools and colleges is dangerous for the children studying there. He claims that arming the faculty with concealed weapons and extensive training in shooting will reduce, if not eliminate, threats to children lives from crazy gunmen. Massacres, such as the ones at The Virginia Tech and Columbine, could not have happened if the schools were not gun free zones and the faculty were properly armed and trained.
Abbas goes on to say that rather than blaming TV and video games we should hold the owners of gun free zones responsible for any deaths that may occur by deranged gunmen. Abbas explains that not allowing guns onto a property is a law that will naturally be followed by good people but not by the bad ones. This means that gun free zones are always under a possibility of attack without defense.
An alternative is hiring security personnel and installing metal detectors, which is an extremely costly project especially on strained budgets. Paying a one time fee to properly train the faculty and encouraging others to get well trained in firearms will make us safer and will be inline with the second amendment.
The post explaining Abbas Abedis views on gun free zones is located at http://www.culturesocietyblog.com/?p=6 , and Abbas has also set up a page at http://www.squidoo.com/guncontrolinfo to provide more information, from different people, on the gun control debate.
Country: United States
MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area): Oklahoma City, OK
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Thanks for the link.
The logo on that page is magnificent and long overdue.
My wife keeps saying I should make it into T-Shirts.
I would do it, but take out the words. The image is self explanatory. Or maybe if you had it in Latin. :)
lampas quod furca
Latin translator on the web :)