Our Hearfelt Sorrow
Words cannot be found nor adequately express the sorrow accompanying the horrors faced at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Our hearts break at the carnage inflicted upon those rendered defenseless within the walls of a gun free zone.
Did ‘Gun Free’ School Zones Act Cause a 370% Increase in Violent School Deaths?
The first notable school shooting was the University of Texas massacre in 1966. From then until the "Gun-Free Schools Act" was passed in 1994, implemented in 1995, there were 29 more, about 1 per year with 67 people killed, which averages to 2.4 per year. Since "Gun-Free” School Zones Act there have been 87 incidents, 5 incidents per year resulting in 192 killed, bringing the average to 11.3 per year.
That’s a 370% increase in the rate of school shooting deaths since the GFSZA was enacted in 1994.
Compare that with the U.S. homicide rate, which decreased by 14% since the GFSZA was enacted (1950 to 1994 vs. 1995 to 2007).
This begs the question: why is the murder rate going down in overall society where carrying firearms has become more common due to concealed carry laws, yet it has nearly quadrupled on educational property which has a near absolute ban on guns?
Contrary to the common belief of pop culture, actual data leads to the conclusion that the “Gun-Free” School Zones Act is responsible for an increase in the murder of innocents by a multiple of 3.7 times. As always, areas in which victims are disarmed actually attract violent predators.
More Gun Control on the Way
Despite the testimony of actual numbers, it is certain that this tragedy will not be allowed to “go to waste.” Anti-Gun politicians' calls for more gun control as a solution will soon reach orgiastic heights. The horrors being replayed repeatedly before our eyes are indeed humbling. How one can do such terrible things to his fellow human beings is beyond understanding. There are those, however; who can and have done such things and sadly, will again. The solution does NOT lie in disarming society. No matter how noble the idea, civilization will never succeed in disarming the wicked. Disarming those with normal intentions and good will merely removes the final protections society has against wholesale destruction.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!
Let the North Carolina Representatives to the United States Congress know that you are not prepared to tolerate more gun control as a solution. To find who represents you, use the links below:
US House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/writerep/
US Senate: http://www.senate.gov/
Calling All Teachers
GRNC is looking for input from teachers who either have or would obtain a concealed handgun permit and carry firearms in schools to protect their students if it were legal to do so. Your comments will be de-identified before being used. Please forward such comments to: President@GRNC.org
Representative Brad Miller (D - 13) 202-225-3032 https://forms.house.gov/bradmiller/webforms/zipauthen_contact.shtml
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Suggested Subject: "Gun Free’ School Zones enable murder"
The horrors of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings are continuing proof that the 1995 “Gun-Free” School Zones Act is a dismal failure, and may have even contributed to the number of school shootings in recent decades. Regardless, it is a foregone conclusion that anti-gun organizations will seize on the opportunity to push for more gun control.
The fact that violent deaths from such incidents have increased 370% since the GFSZA was enacted, is solid evidence that additional gun control is not the answer. To the contrary, it is evidence that it is indeed time to reexamine the entirely bad idea of “Victim Disarmament Zones” created by the GFSZA. Do NOT allow more gun control.
I will be watching your actions carefully through Grass Roots North Carolina legislative alerts.
Find Your Representatives
NC STATE House & Senate: http://www.grnc.org/contact_reps.htm
FEDERAL Congressman: http://www.house.gov/writerep/
FEDERAL Senators: http://www.senate.gov/
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