Wednesday, August 17, 2016
An "Open Invitation"
The “no-gun rule” in effect at the Iowa State Fair is an “open, gilt-edged invitation” for anybody who wants to come there and shoot the place up, as is ANY “gun-free zone.” Aside from the Illinois law that allows “open carry” but requires the gun carried to be UNLOADED, this is about the stupidest thing they do; create “gun-free zones” where a potential mass shooter can be pretty sure there will be no guns there in the hands of possible victims. So he can go there and kill as many as he wants, and not fear opposition until the cops get there, AFTER he has killed or robbed a bunch of people, maybe including himself. They make a lot of STUPID laws, but the gun-free zone is right there at the top of the stupid list, with the Illinois “unloaded gun” rule at the very top. Then there are all the laws designed to slow down honest, law-abiding people in getting their guns in use when threatened by any one of the myriad ILLEGAL guns out there in the hands of criminals. (Des Moines Register)