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University discloses students’ grades, disciplinary history when they apply for gun permits

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Robby Soave

Reporter, The Daily Caller News Foundation

The University of may have broken federal guidelines by sharing with the local sheriff’s department private information about students who apply for campus gun permits.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, public universities are required to keep secret personal information on students, such as their grades and addresses. But Iowa has been sending personal information regarding students who apply for campus gun permits to the sheriff’s office.

The Anti-Choice Left’s Disarming of the American Woman

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment


By Michelle Malkin

If radical gun-grabbers have their way, your daughters, mothers and grandmothers will have nothing but whistles, pens and bodily fluids to defend themselves against violent attackers and sexual predators. Women of all ages, races and political backgrounds should be up in arms over the coordinated attack on their right to bear arms.

In Colorado this week, male Democratic legislators assailed concealed-carry supporters and disparaged female students who refuse to depend on the government for protection. The Democrat-controlled House passed a statewide ban on concealed-carry weapons on college campuses, along with several other extreme gun-control measures that will undermine citizen safety and drive dozens of businesses out of the state.

Condescending Democratic Rep. Joe Salazar of Colorado asserted that young women can’t be trusted to assess threatening situations at their colleges or universities: “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles,” Salazar said during floor debate…….(Con’t)




Rep. Joe Salazar: Give Women Whistles, Not Guns

February 19, 2013 4 comments


As RedState reports, on Friday, Rep. Joe Salazar (D-CO) argued against concealed carry on college campuses in favor of call boxes, whistles and “safe zones.” Why? Because you as a woman might “feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be” — better to head to the call box and let a man with a gun decide if the danger is real or not (if he shows up in time, that is).

You know……. because we’re all stupid, helpless VICTIMS.


Read the twitchy feeds and watch Salazar vomit this insanity:

Michigan Passes New Laws To Allow Concealed Carry in Schools, Daycare, Churches…

December 16, 2012 11 comments

TWG: Great news! We can now look forward to lower crime rates in Michigan.  Each and every State needs to implement this legislation and they need to completely eliminate those so-called “gun free zones”, which are killing our children and innocent citizens.


Sweeping changes in Michigan’s concealed handgun law go beyond allowing weapons in ‘gun free zones’

John Barnes | By John Barnes |
on December 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Update: Connecticut also allows guns in school, but falls short of legislation on Gov. Snyder’s desk

The most sweeping rewrite of Michigan’s concealed handgun law in more than a decade includes details that go well beyond opening so-called “gun free zones” to hidden weapons.

The state House on Thursday passed the bill 68-41 and sent it to Gov. Rick Snyder, one of many laws sped through a lame-duck session that did not conclude until early Friday morning.

Aside from allowing concealed pistols in schools and other places, a number of measures are aimed at streamlining a permit process critics say remains far from uniform statewide.

Sheriffs will oversee all permit approvals. The state’s 83 county gun boards, in place since 1927, will be abolished. County clerks will still handle processing.

Decisions must be made faster, partial refunds to applicants are required if they are not, and communication to permit holders must be better.


If reforms are signed by the governor, concealed handguns can be carried in these places, though exclusions are still possible in privately-owned facilities and public colleges and universities.
Schools and school property
Child-care centers
Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or other places of worship
Entertainment facilities that seat 2,500 people or more
Dormitories and classrooms of a community college, college, or university

Some believe safety is being sacrificed. Gun-board reviews included state police and prosecutors in addition to sheriffs’ representatives.

“That means there are fewer eyes on the process. Guns are life and death, and handguns are far more likely to be used domestically,” said Mary Hollinrake, Kent County clerk and co-chair of the Michigan Association of County Clerks’ legislative committee.

“Those three offices on the panel generally know the bad actors,” she said, especially in smaller counties. “Somebody can raise a red flag.”

The sponsor of the new bill – who also led the last major revision, likewise approved in the Legislature’s waning lame-duck hours – argues it improves safety.

State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, said the law “improves service to taxpayers and strengthens (concealed pistol license) training requirements so that Michigan will have the strongest training standard in the nation.”

The legislation is the largest rewrite of Michigan’s concealed weapon law since lawmakers made hard-to-obtain permits much easier for adults to receive beginning July 2001. Applications exploded. There were 351,599 permit holders as of Dec. 1, one for every 20 adults.

Mike Green portrait.JPG State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, sponsored the current bill and the law 11 years ago that made it easier to get concealed handguns permits. file photo

Most of the attention on the new bill has focused on provisions allowing hidden handguns in places where they are now forbidden, such as schools, churches and large entertainment venues.

The new law continues the minimum eight hours of training required to obtain a concealed pistol license. But effective May 1, it boosts firing-range requirements from 30 rounds to 98. Those who complete an additional eight hours of training and another 94 rounds on the firing range are eligible to carry in so-called gun-free zones.

Private-property owners can still ban the weapons under trespass laws, but not schools and other public venues, said Ryan Mitchell, an aide to Green who worked closely on the legislation. Public universities could also prohibit them because they are constitutionally separate.

Nowhere in the zones will gun owners be able to openly carry their handguns any longer, a little-known but legal option.

“We already expect that this bill is going to get a bad rap because people don’t understand the current law, and that’s understandable” Mitchell said.

“But people have to ask themselves: Are they really comfortable with openly carried firearms in schools? If not, I think they’d rather have it concealed. And not only does it have to be concealed, you have to get significant additional training.”

Beyond the gun zones, however, the law has many requirements aimed at speeding the concealed permit process itself:

Decisions on initial permits would have to be made within 45 days of completed background checks. Now, the 45-day clock does not start until later in the process. In some places approvals took six months or more. Renewals also must be processed within 45 days, as opposed to 60 currently.

After the 45 days, a 180-day temporary permit must be issued, as well as refunds of up to $41, equal to the county’s portion of the $105 application fee.

Clerks would be required to mail renewal notices to concealed permit holders three to six months before expiration, to avoid unintentional lapses. Approved licenses must be mailed as well.

Lawmakers also added language specifically exempting sheriffs or clerks from being sued should a concealed license holder later commit a crime or “negligent act.”

Current permit holders seeking renewals would have to certify they have completed the full 98 rounds of firing-range requirements, but authorities could not require proof.

Also, those seeking to carry concealed handguns where they are now banned can be charged a $20 application fee, unless it’s at the same time they are seeking their initial permit or at renewal.


“Teacher” Lines Up Students And Fires Gun At Them!!

April 23, 2012 4 comments

[TWG NOTE:  OMG!!!   Can you just imagine if some “Teacher” lined up your child in the classroom and shot a gun at them?!?!?!?!?!    There are not enough police officers to hold me back from “teaching” that “teacher” a “lesson” had he done this to one of MY children.  A life term in prison is FAR too good for that SOB.  Anyone want to BET he’s being paid while being investigated for this crime?]


 Virginia teacher arrested for allegedly firing blanks at students

By Eric Pfeiffer


Manuael Ernest Dillow has been charged with firing blank rounds at 12 Virginia students. (Kingsport Times)A Virginia teacher has been charged with 12 felony counts after allegedly pulling a blank firing gun on his students and firing several times.

“One for each student who was in there. And basically the charges result of inciting fear into the students,” Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman told

The incident occurred just days after the five-year-anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings, during which 32 people were shot by a mentally ill student.

The Kingsport Times reports that Manuael Ernest Dillow, 60, was teaching a welding glass at an Abingdon, Virginia, vocational school when he reportedly “gathered” the attention of his students by forcing them to line up.

“He then pulled a ‘blank firing handgun,’ black in color, from the back waistband of his pants and discharged the weapon between four and ten shots in the direction of the line of the students,” according to a police statement. “The ‘report’ of the firearm was similar to that of a firearm that fires a projectile, thus placing the students in fear, according to statements. No students were physically injured as a result of the incident.”

Sheriff Newman said Dillow apparently borrowed the gun, which is not capable of shooting actual bullets, from another school department.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the charges levied against Dillow are all class 6 felonies, each punishable by up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine. Dillow has since been released on a $20,000 bond.

The police department has not yet said why Dillow allegedly fired the blanks at the students, but he has been removed from his teaching position while the investigation continues.

Colorado High Court Says Students Can Carry Firearms On Campus!

March 6, 2012 1 comment



By Keith Coffman | Reuters


DENVER (Reuters) – The University of Colorado overstepped its authority when the school’s board of regents imposed a ban on the carrying of concealed weapons at its four campuses, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

In overturning the policy, the court said that a concealed -carry law passed by the state legislature trumped the school’s ban because it did not carve out an exception for the state’s flagship university.

“We hold that the (concealed carry law’s) comprehensive statewide purpose, broad language, and narrow exclusions show that the General Assembly intended to divest the Board of Regents of its authority to regulate concealed handgun possession on campus,” the ruling said.

“This is a victory for gun rights as well as civil rights,” said James Manley, an attorney with the Mountain States Legal Foundation that sued on behalf of three students who challenged the ban.

“The University of Colorado has to follow state law and the regents can’t ignore that.”

Ken McConnellogue, spokesman for the university, said the regents believed as an elected body they had the legal right to set security policy at their campuses.

“We’re disappointed that the state supreme court has taken away what the university believed was its statutory and constitutional authority to provide for the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” he said.

Currently, 22 states ban the carrying of concealed weapons on college campuses, and Utah is the only state that explicitly forbids the banning of concealed weapons at its 10 public colleges and universities, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) web site.

Last year, the Oregon Court of Appeals overturned the state university system’s ban on carrying guns on campus, the conference said.

Additionally, Wisconsin law allows concealed weapons on college campuses, but schools can forbid weapons inside its buildings if signs are posted outside each facility saying weapons are prohibited.

The Colorado case stemmed from three students with valid concealed-carry permits who sued in 2008 after university police denied them permission to carry their weapons on campus.

The students lost at the trial court level, but the ruling was overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals. The university appealed that ruling, setting the stage for a review by the state’s highest court.

McConnellogue said the regents would meet with the university’s legal counsel to decide how to comply with the ruling while maintaining security on campus.

He said it is unclear how the ruling will affect other university properties such as the university’s football stadium in Boulder and its hospital in suburban Denver.

(Reporting by Keith Coffman; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Greg McCune)

Gary Marbut and The Montana Shooting Sports Association Letter To Fish and Wildlife “Protection” Agency….. BE HONEST AND DO YOUR JOB, OR NO MORE FUNDS!

January 21, 2012 2 comments

[TWG Note:  Below is a letter, written by Gary Marbut, President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association to the Fish and Wildlife “Protection” agency.  I think you’ll find it most interesting, particularly if you live in Montana, Washington, Idaho and Oregon.  Please see my personal note below the letter, and please help me in sending Mr. Marbut a heartfelt THANKS for his efforts on behalf of our gun rights, wildlife, hunters and for all Americans who feel that Federal agencies have overstepped their boundaries.]


Shane Colton
FWP Commission


See the story in the Bozeman Chronicle at:

This is the first overt symptom of the agency “death spiral” for FWP.

For two decades, FWP has come to focus on wildlife and biology, when it should have been focused on fish and game.  A significant part of this picture has been FWP’s shocking tolerance and support for large predators.  FWP’s total, willing, even eager cooperation with large predator enhancement has long been predicted to result in an economic crash for the agency, when the word unavoidably spreads that there is no game left to hunt so there is no reason to buy a license.

FWP leaders have for too long leaned on the scales of policy by making excuses for the devastation wrought to game herds by large predators, fudging game counts and census numbers, and blaming any population declines that could not be covered up on climate change, sunspots, or aliens – anything but the truth.  This coverup culture has been fostered by senior staff, always near retirement, who knew they’d be gone and not in the hot seat when the crisis actually arrived.

If the overall FWP attitude had not been so Hell-bent on “ecosystem management,” “biological diversity,” “natural balance” and other similar catchy but terminal “green” ideas destined to end hunting, FWP managers could have projected the current crisis years ago.  I guess nobody at FWP noticed or cared several years ago when the editor of the NRA’s American Hunter magazine wrote a feature article about his fruitless elk hunting trip to southwest Montana, a trip where the only tracks he saw were wolf tracks.  Nobody at FWP noticed or cared about the other thousands of warnings from Montana citizens.  Worse, those warnings were ignored in a mad pursuit of a “green” agenda for FWP.

The stock mantra from FWP managers has been:  We’re the professionals.  We know best.  The outcome concerned citizens project will never come to pass.  The “evidence” of crashing game herds citizens cite is just “campfire stories” and is without merit because it doesn’t come from professional FWP biologists.

Yet when retired FWP employees, freed from the institutional FWP muzzle, asserted that FWP-tolerated wolves were turning the Montana landscape into a “biological desert,” FWP dismissed such comments summarily.

For the last two decades, FWP has been busy digging a hole for itself.  As it sees daylight disappearing around the edges of the hole, it still won’t quit digging.

Of course, the obvious solution for the bureaucratic-bound and reality-disconnected FWP will be to announce, “We’ve been managing wildlife for the general public (including the non-Montana public) for years.  Now we need the general public to pay the bills.”  FWP has so fouled its nest by inadvisably removing hunters from the economic equation that it will eventually have to go to the Legislature asking for relief, including increased fees that hunters simply won’t pay to access a vanishing resource, and, ultimately, general taxpayer money.

You can bet that when FWP approaches the Legislature demanding an allowance increase as a reward for having flunked Econ 101, MSSA and thousands of Montana hunters will be there to say “Absolutely no way.”  FWP has not only ignored the many warnings from Montana hunters, it has mocked and disrespected them.

What FWP needs is not more or alternate sources of money, but a total change in attitude and culture.  Until that happens, let FWP starve!  It is not serving Montanans.

Sincerely yours,


Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
author, Gun Laws of Montana


[TWG Note: Gary Marbut, President of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, has been diligently and tirelessly advocating for hunters, wildlife and for our Second and Tenth Amendment Rights not only here in Montana, but all over the country.  We can Thank Him for the Firearms Freedom Act, among many, many successful legislative efforts and accomplishments on our behalf.   Mr. Marbut is an amazing individual, and I hope you’ll join me in thanking him for his efforts and success.  


I’ve personally witnessed Mr Marbut’s relentless work here at the Montana Legislature and in numerous opinion articles he’s written in his efforts to expose the truth about gun rights, wildlife and Tenth Amendment issues.  He’s a SUPERSTAR in my book, and if you can help support his efforts, I’m certain a donation in any amount would be very much appreciated by him.  If you’d like to become a member of The Montana Shooting Sports Association, you can show your support by purchasing a membership for a mere $25  You do not need to be a resident of Montana to join the Montana Shooting Sports Association.  Donations and membership fees are used to help Gary’s efforts in advocating for our rights not just here in Montana, but all across America.


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Will The Chicago Case Affect Carry On Campus?


Happy Independence Day, SCCC Supporters!

If by some miracle you didn’t already hear, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the individual right to bear arms for self-defense by ruling in favor of Otis McDonald, the subject of the gun rights lawsuit in Chicago.

So what does that mean for students carrying on campus? Funny you should ask that…we’ve gotten that question a lot already. We’re currently preparing the report for the website on the whens and what-ifs to more fully answer that question, but for now, the important things to take away are 1) nothing in the ruling specifically endorses or rejects the goal of concealed carry on campus, and 2) if the Supreme Court has ruled that the mayor of Chicago, Illinois does not have authority to ban guns, what makes unelected college bureaucrats think they do?

There continues to be good media interest and exposure in the cause, due in part to the court decision. (See “Quick hits” below for more.) Since people are talking about guns right now, you might take the chance to write your local paper or call up a local radio host and trumpet the SCCC cause.

We’re still honing our plans for the e-mail contest, stay tuned and we’ll let you know! Now would be a really good time to start signing up friends, neighbors, family and contacts on the SCCC e-mail list. Just go to the website and have them punch in their e-mail to get these updates.

We’re evaluating some major website upgrades. This leads us to two questions.

First, what do YOU want to see out of the website? We already plan to offer tons of extra tools and tips to empower you for the fight on your campus…but what do YOU want? What do you think you need? What would give you more confidence to walk across that campus boundary and tackle the issue on your campus? Please write to us with your thoughts:

Second, we sure hate to panhandle, but now would be a really good time to donate $5 or $10 bucks as we begin the process of revamping the website! The donate box is right there on the website,, and you can donate securely through PayPal.


A brief note on staffing changes. Reid Smith, the Michigan State Director, has stepped in to take over the reins on the Midwest Region. Reid will be overseeing things in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Illinois and Kentucky.

Along those same lines, the Board of Directors voted to confer the title of President on long-standing member David Burnett. David started as a campus leader, but has worked as a media liaison, state director, regional coordinator and director of public relations. David immediately took things with a firm hand, promising that “the beatings will continue until morale improves.”



Quick hits:

Handguns on Campus Make Utah Model After Court Ruling – Business Week discusses the topic of concealed carry on campus

State university ban on guns may take fire – Montana gun rights advocates consider whether McDonald will help overturn campus gun bans

Empty Holsters – The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s latest video featuring censored SCCC members 

Guns OK, now how about free speech? –  World Net Daily features FIRE’s video and discusses the intersection of the First and Second Amendments.
In freedom,

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Please Support Students For Concealed Carry On Campus. These so-called “Gun-Free Zones” Are Killing Our Children!

June 28, 2010 1 comment


Greetings, SCCC Supporters.

How many robberies do you think took place on America’s colleges last year? How about rapes? Assaults?

Well, the answer is, we don’t know. But we do know what those numbers were for 2008, the latest year data was available, and according to the FBI, Secret Service and the Department of Education, there were 3,287 rapes, 60 killings, 5,026 assaults and 4,562 robberies just in 2008. 

Those numbers (plus other startling figures about targeted campus attacks) are now available in a report on the website (, or on Opposing Views.

Next time someone tells you America’s colleges are safe, or if you’re trying to convince college administrators, you might print out that report and show them that crime on campus nationwide is rising, not falling.


  You may have heard by now that the University of Colorado board of regents narrowly elected to continue wasting the college’s money in a power struggle over whether they can suspend Constitutional rights or not. SCCC’s Colorado State Director (and attorney for the case!) Jim Manley was interviewed by NRA News about the lawsuit. You can read the full story on the website, or you can read it on Opposing Views and offer your own comments. No worries…15 colleges in Colorado already remitted on their policies, it’s just a matter of time.


As mentioned last week, reporter John Stossel tackled the issue of guns and crime, featuring SCCC’s David Burnett in the second segment of the show. The clip is on the website now ( in case you forgot) plus a bonus “web-only” Q&A segment David got to sit in on. It’s also on YouTube (

Just to set the record straight, unlike John Stossel indicated, David did not found Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. The credit officially goes to Chris Brown, even though he was not involved in its growth beyond the founding.

Colin Goddard, a victim of the Virginia Tech shooting, appeared to give the other side on Stossel. And you know how the other side is…he didn’t present a very polished or logical side of the argument. Even more unusual was the sight of Goddard with his own film crew shooting a documentary about himself on the streets of New York. It’s unfortunate when people capitalize on tragedy…even their own.

Sunday night, David also appeared on Armed American Radio for two and a half hours, discussing the Stossel appearance and other aspects of SCCC. MP3s of the show will be available soon on


There now, and you thought summertime might be a slow time for a college-based activist group! We’re still laying plans for the e-mail promotion, plus some website upgrades in the near-future in response to some of your requests.

Quick hits:

  • Chicago’s gun ban will be affirmed or overturned by the Supreme Court on Monday, June 28. Stay tuned.
  • SCCC members are invited to attend the NRA U, an educational training seminar to make you a more effective activist
  • Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel ( if you haven’t already, plus Twitter ( Invite your friends to sign up for these e-mails too!
  • We had a few donations in response to our request last week…thank you so much! Money being the grease that makes these organizations run smoothly, we’d sure appreciate the rest of you pitching in. We promise you’ll get it back in services, tools and education on the website! Go to and click on the donate window

Thanks for your continued devotion and service. We’ll talk again soon, and keep up the good fight!


Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

So-Called “Gun Free Zones” are KILLING OUR CHILDREN.

David Codrea writes for the Gun Rights Examiner. I read his articles daily and enjoy reading his opinions. In fact, I’ve even used his “Candidate Questionnaire” and tailored it to use for upcoming elections and candidate forums.

I have a few points I’d like to make before sending you on over to David’s article…. Please allow me a few moments of your time…..

Today’s article is about differences between Second Amendment Shooters and Sport Shooters and how a new law will affect College Campuses. As a supporter of Students For Concealed Carry On Campus, this article brings up several questions for me, one of the most important being this one…

“If the Regents “are responsible for campus security issues,” does that mean they incur personal liability should they fail to protect everyone in their jurisdiction? And just because legislators claim the powert to delegate authority over your rights to a third party doesn’t mean that’s moral or legitimate. Or “only proper.”

I, for one, would very much like to press this question to each and every school facility that bans law-abiding citizens from legally carrying firearms. I don’t have children, but if I did have a child in school I would DEMAND to know exactly how they intend to protect my child while in their care.

The belief that these so-called “gun free zones” will prevent crime relies upon flawed reasoning, namely the belief that criminals will be deterred by these new “gun free zone” laws, even though they are not deterred by longstanding laws against pedophilia, rape, murder, armed robbery, etc. Perhaps looking at a few high profile shootings will better illustrate the point.

1. The Columbine High School Massacre

The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado, near Denver and Littleton. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting rampage, killing 12 students and a teacher, as well as wounding 23 others, before committing suicide. The killers unlawfully brought guns into their high school, and proceeded to unlawfully kill innocent people, before unlawfully killing themselves. Guns were not allowed in the school, and neither was murder, yet law did not deter these people who were bent on committing murder then suicide. Perhaps if the teachers had been given the option to voluntarily receive training and a concealed handgun to defend themselves and their students, this tragedy could have been averted or at least lessened.

2. The Westroads Mall Shooting

The Westroads Mall shooting was a murder-suicide that occurred on December 5, 2007, at the Von Maur department store in the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Nineteen-year-old Robert A. Hawkins killed nine people (including himself) and wounded four, two of them critically. The mall was a “gun free” zone as well, meaning that law abiding citizens were not allowed to carry a gun for self defense. The killer who was bent on murdering as many people as he could, before committing suicide, wasn’t deterred by the laws against murder, nor was he deterred by the sign in front of the mall which stated guns were not allowed.

3. The Virginia Tech Massacre

The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting which occurred on April 16th, 2007, at the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia. The perpetrator, Seung-Hui Cho, killed 32 people and wounded many more before committing suicide. Virginia tech was a “gun free zone”, which meant the students and professors were forbidden to carry concealed handguns for their own protection. This didn’t deter the gunman, who just wanted to kill his fellow students before taking his own life. Again, a person who wants to die wasn’t deterred by the prospect of jail time for having a gun in the “gun free zone”, or even the possibility of being executed for committing murder.

4. The Northern Illinois University Shooting

The Northern Illinois University shooting was an incident that took place on February 14, 2008, during which a gunman shot multiple people on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, before committing suicide. Five of his victims were killed, eighteen were wounded. NIU’s campus was a gun free zone as well, and indeed the entire state of Illinois prohibits concealed carry. Once more we see that a gunman bent on murder and suicide didn’t follow the rules of the “gun free zone”, but his victims did follow the rules and were left defenseless.

5. The Lane Bryant Shooting

The Lane Bryant shooting was an incident of mass murder and armed robbery at a Lane Bryant clothing outlet in the Brookside Marketplace in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, Illinois, that occurred on February 2, 2008. The shooting resulted in five fatalities, and the injury of another. The killer used his gun to subdue 6 women, before binding and killing them. The gunman escaped and is still at large, despite the fact that an armed police officer was just a couple thousand feet away. Being in the state of Illinois, concealed carry is illegal, so all 6 of the women were defenseless. The gunman, who was willing to risk the death penalty or life in prison for murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery, wasn’t deterred by the law against carrying a concealed handgun. The victims, being law abiding people, followed the law and were left defenseless.

6. The Fort Hood Shootings

A murderer who ignored the Army’s strict rules against carrying a loaded gun on a military base killed 13 soldiers and wounded dozens more. The victims, who abided by the Army’s gun control rules, were defenseless. The deadly shooting spree was only stopped when a civilian police officer arrived and shot the gunman.

7. The Mercaz HaRav Massacre

A lone gunman shot multiple students at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, a religious school in Jerusalem, Israel. Eight students and the shooter were killed and ten more were wounded, five of them in serious to critical condition. The attack began at 8:36 p.m. local time and ended about twenty minutes later. The attacker was not stopped by the police, but rather by a student, Yitzhak Dadon, whom saved the lives of countless students by lawfully shooting the attacker with his personal firearm. This is a clear example of a student who was permitted by law to carry a concealed handgun, and who used this handgun to stop the criminal and save lives. One can only wonder how many lives at Columbine, Virginia Tech, Lane Bryant, Northern Illinois University, and the Westroads mall could have been saved if the law abiding victims and bystanders had been allowed to carry a gun for self defense.

The above tragic and horrific events are just a few examples, each of which show that a person who is willing to commit a serious crime like pedophilia, rape, murder or armed robbery, or a person who is planning to kill themselves, will not even give a second thought the penalty for carrying a gun. They know that if they are caught, the gun possession charge will be the least of their worries, or they are too mentally disturbed to think rationally about and care about the penalties. In short, criminals ignore gun control laws.On the other hand, the law abiding students, teachers, and shoppers who were unable to defend themselves had a lot to live for, and didn’t want to risk their freedom and futures by facing a gun possession charge. A teacher who unlawfully carried a gun in self defense could lose their job, and face jail time. A college student who illegally carried a gun for self defense could be expelled and face bleak career prospects, in addition to the specter of a prison sentence. A mall shopper who unlawfully carried a gun would face similar prospects. This shows that the gun free zones only disarm the law abiding citizens who we don’t need to fear, and won’t deter the killers.


Criminals don’t abide by the laws of our society. Instead, they violate the laws for their own personal gain. It is this very fact that makes them criminals.

Gun control is just another law for criminals to disobey and so-called “gun-free zones” are an invitation to mass murder of our children.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property








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