A Republican lawmaker this week filed a measure in the U.S. House that would drop the 1990 mandate establishing firearm prohibitions around schools.
The measure, introduced on the first day of the new Congress, would roll back the longstanding but controversial Gun-Free School Zones Act.
The bill, argues sponsor, Kentucky Republican U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, is needed because weapon bans and gun-free zones are not only unconstitutional, but just plain do not work.
“Gun-free school zones are ineffective. They make people less safe by inviting criminals into target-rich, no-risk environments,” said Massie in a statement. “Gun-free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.”
From your mouth to Gods ears, Mr. Massie…