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Bill Introduced To Repeal 'Gun-Free School Zones Act', Deadly Mass Shootings Up Five-Fold Under It.
cns news ^ | January 23, 2013 | By Craig Bannister

Posted on 01/25/2013 9:25:12 AM PST by BerserkPatriot

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has introduced a bill to repeal the "Gun-Free School Zones Act" of 1990 (updated in 1995) on the grounds that mass shootings at schools have increased five-fold since its passage.

The "Safe Schools Act of 2013" (H.R.35), co-sponsored by Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] notes that the 1990 "gun-free" law has made schools unsafe because "shooters now know that they can victimize American school campuses with no fear that victims will be armed."

Stockman's bill notes that there have been 10 school shootings killing at least four people each in the 22 years since the "gun-free" bill passed - compared to only two in the 22 years before passage.

What's more, "Horrific massacres on school campuses in Pearl, Mississippi, and southwestern Virginia, were averted by armed staff and students," it says.

Given that "the 'Gun Free School Zones Act' has been a deadly failure," H.R.35 says it will "restore safety to America's schools by allowing staff, teachers, and administrators to defend the children and themselves."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunfreeschool; gunfreezone; secondamendment
And for the purpose of having a ‘Balanced’ presentation here are some tips from the Pro-Tyranny side of the aisle:

Bloomberg attack safety tips https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/382906_10151210823092939_879765881_n.png

Make your own Gun Free Zone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhgzcioPet8&feature=player_detailpage

1 posted on 01/25/2013 9:25:22 AM PST by BerserkPatriot
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To: BerserkPatriot

Stockman is probably my new favorite congresscritter.


2 posted on 01/25/2013 9:27:39 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: BerserkPatriot

Common sense rears its ugly head!


3 posted on 01/25/2013 9:30:42 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: BerserkPatriot

It’s a start.


4 posted on 01/25/2013 9:32:05 AM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones)
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To: BerserkPatriot

BTW, does any know how to post an image?

The Bloomberg attack safety tips are priceless..


5 posted on 01/25/2013 9:33:40 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: BerserkPatriot

Now that is a good response to this event.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 9:34:01 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: BerserkPatriot

I’ll send a tweet to my congressman to encourage him to support it. He probably will anyway but encouragement doesn’t hurt.


7 posted on 01/25/2013 9:34:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BerserkPatriot

This is the kind of “common sense” gun law that the Commies will never accept.


8 posted on 01/25/2013 9:35:33 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: BerserkPatriot

Too bad liberals don’t understand that ‘Gun Free Zone’ signs invite PREDATORS with guns!!


9 posted on 01/25/2013 9:38:54 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: BerserkPatriot

10 posted on 01/25/2013 9:40:44 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: BerserkPatriot

schools are high-capacity killing zones.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 9:41:52 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Triple

I love the sound of backbones in the morning. Sounds like vict’ry!


12 posted on 01/25/2013 9:41:52 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: BerserkPatriot
Victim Disarmament Zones.

The moron who thought that up should be charged as an accessory in every school shooting since the "Safe" Schools crap was signed into law...

13 posted on 01/25/2013 9:44:05 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TurboZamboni

We need to ban low capacity assault presidents.


14 posted on 01/25/2013 9:46:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rarestia

Thank You!


15 posted on 01/25/2013 9:49:43 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: duffee

You got that right, there are hundreds of feel good laws that need to be scrapped.


16 posted on 01/25/2013 9:50:32 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Dead Corpse

“The moron who thought that up should be charged as an accessory in every school shooting since the “Safe” Schools crap was signed into law... “

That would be Joe Biden. Or Slo-Jo as they call him in Congress. It was his bill that created the gun-free-zones.

A moron.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 9:54:34 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: cripplecreek

Good idea!


18 posted on 01/25/2013 9:56:10 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: Triple

Of course, the Oppresive commies will whine that we can’t trust people with guns or something.

(Better to trust that criminals or lunatics will follow the rules…)

If that’s the case, shouldn’t we take the nuclear codes away from the Dear Liar?


19 posted on 01/25/2013 9:59:08 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: BerserkPatriot

I’ve found twitter to be a great direct access tool for congressmen and state legislators.


20 posted on 01/25/2013 9:59:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BerserkPatriot

How about on the grounds that it’s an unconstitutional extension of the Commerce Clause?


21 posted on 01/25/2013 9:59:57 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Yes – I believe they had a ruling on that once.

Of course, that lack of authority on the government’s part also extends to their attempts at controlling people’s personal property i.e. Universals Gun Registration.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 10:18:33 AM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: BerserkPatriot
-- Yes - I believe they had a ruling on that once. --

United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995) invalidated the Gun Free School Zones Act as an impermissible exercise of the commerce clause power. In it's opinion, the Supreme Court instructed Congress how to draft a Gun Free School Zones Act that would survive judicial scrutiny, and be a permissible use of the commerce clause power.

All Congress had to do was add the phrase "or affects", preceding "interstate commerce."

Scalia is a big fan of this extension of federal power. He used it to uphold federal prohibition on pot in the Raich case. It was also used to reverse a gun case (not school zone), after the 9th Circuit found that a homemade gun, that never left the state, isn't an object of interstate commerce.

23 posted on 01/25/2013 10:26:41 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: rarestia

LOL


24 posted on 01/25/2013 10:26:44 AM PST by Girlene
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To: BerserkPatriot

Oh, the irony!


25 posted on 01/25/2013 10:31:06 AM PST by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: BerserkPatriot
This legislation is unnecessary. The Federal law already states that those who are licensed to carry concealed in a state are exempt from the Gun Free School Zones law. It is the individual state that decides if CCW permitees are allowed to carry on school grounds or not.

For example, in Michigan, a CPL holder cannot carry concealed in a school zone, but can openly carry. Same applies to other Gun Free zones such as sports arenas and bars. Technically CPL holders cannot carry concealed, but can open carry. If you aren't a CPL holder, you cannot carry at all.

This Gun Free School Zone issue needs to be addressed at the state level.

26 posted on 01/25/2013 11:06:33 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: BerserkPatriot

So the government requires by law that you send your children to a facility where they are not protected. Would our children be safer without this government ?


27 posted on 01/25/2013 11:11:12 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: BerserkPatriot
For future reference:

Find the image on the web you wish to post. Right click on the image, scroll down the list and click on "properties." In the box that opens up, highlight the address next to "Address (URL)", then press CTRL+c to copy the URL.

In your reply, type <img src=" then press CTRL+v to paste the URL you copied earlier, then type ">

It will look like this:

<img src="http://boardingarea.com/blogs/deltapoints/files/2012/07/test.jpg">

28 posted on 01/25/2013 11:22:59 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: BerserkPatriot

Nice move on his part but it is doomed to failure. The Congress could care less considering they allow this new light bulb we must now use even though is is very dangerous.


29 posted on 01/25/2013 12:47:41 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: Yo-Yo

Thank you kindly!


30 posted on 01/25/2013 2:11:47 PM PST by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: Cboldt; All
I think you are mischaracterizing U.S. v. Lopez. I would not say that the court instructed Congress how to get around their ruling, though that is how the Clinton administration characterized it.

I would agree, though, that Scalia completely reversed his position with Raich, and told the 9th circuit to use Raich to reverse the decision on the homemade gun ruling that was based on Lopez.

I think that the 9th Circuit deliberately made the gun ruling to try to provoke a reaction from the Supreme Court, and they succeeded very well.

31 posted on 01/26/2013 11:10:12 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Yo-Yo; All

So your opinion is that it is acceptable for the Federal government to say that unless you have a license from the State, you are not allowed to possess a firearm within a thousand feet of a school (with some exceptions)?

I think it is an tremendous overreach of Federal power, and the legislation is simply a small, but good, first step.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 11:14:38 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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