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If 'gun free' zones are too expensive, there is an alternative (Kansas)
Examiner ^ | April 1, 2010 | Kurt Hofmann

Posted on 04/01/2010 10:42:26 AM PDT by george76

In Kansas, a bill that would potentially add to the number of places where a concealed firearm could legally be carried has won House approval.

I said "would potentially add to the number of places," because the bill contains a caveat.

* The House bill would allow those with concealed carry licenses to have those weapons if the security measures in those building are not adequate. Supporters of the bill say posted signs that prohibit weapons in those buildings are not enough to ensure anyone’s safety. *

In other words, if the building, campus, etc. had "adequate" security measures, mandated defenselessness would still be permissible. So . . . what constitutes "adequate"?

All the hand wringing about the costs such a bill would entail, for keeping guns out of buildings, seems to ignore the obvious solution: don't pay a dime, and instead permit the people to take responsibility for their own security.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; ccw; examiner; gunfreezone; gunfreezones; opencarry; secondamendament; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/01/2010 10:42:26 AM PDT by george76
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If ‘Obummer-free’ zones are too expensive, there is an alternative (Indonesia)


2 posted on 04/01/2010 10:46:39 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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I thought Kansas was an idiot short when they sent Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen (zipped off a tart letter) Sebelius to Obamaland. However, this bill looks about as promising as Zero’s support of off shore drilling, maybe.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 11:04:06 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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“In other words, if the building, campus, etc. had “adequate” security measures, mandated defenselessness would still be permissible.”

I interpret this as saying that building owners must provide “total security” for everyone that enters their premises, and would by extension be totally liable if such security didn’t prove to be enough. Cool. I’ve been waiting for some of these “no guns allowed” fools to be sued.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:31 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: george76
"adequate":


5 posted on 04/01/2010 11:09:34 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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...would by extension be totally liable if such security didn’t prove to be enough. Cool. I’ve been waiting for some of these “no guns allowed” fools to be sued.

Exactly!

The banning of guns came at least partially from a fear of liability for shootings. It goes both ways.

6 posted on 04/01/2010 11:14:28 AM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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Posted signs keep the law abiding from carrying their weapons into the area - but only the law abiding.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 11:15:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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I would add the caveat that mandating a "gun free" zone imposes a duty on the property owner to provide the necessary security. It also exposes the property owner to a lawsuit if an event occurs that results in injury or death that the owner's security failed to prevent.

If you don't want the exposure, keep your doors locked. Don't invite people onto your property if you don't want to take the responsibility.

8 posted on 04/01/2010 11:25:45 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: WOBBLY BOB

want


9 posted on 04/01/2010 10:17:20 PM PDT by sig226 (Mourn this day, the death of a great republic. March 21, 2010)
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