Santa Monica College is a “Gun-Free Zone.” That is All

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Weapons Prohibition on Campus

Possession of firearms or replicas, ammunition, explosives, knives/blades longer than 2 1/2 inches, other weapons, or fireworks are against the law in the College community or at College -sponsored activities. California Penal Codes 626.9 and 626.10 also prohibit the possession of firearms (including pellet and BB guns) on College property without specific written permission of the Chief of Police.

If you are a witness to a crime involving a weapon, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you see a weapon of any kind on campus, alert SMCPD by calling (310) 434-4300 or 9-1-1.


  1. avatar akira says:

    I’m glad Santa Monica has common sense laws like that to keep us safe from those gun nuts. I bet they don’t have problems with people bringing assault weapons in and- oh wait…

    1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      I guess the shooter must have missed the memo.. You know along with the one about murder, arson, car jacking, illegal carrying of a loaded firearm in public, i.e. open carry, discharging a firearm in city limits, high capacity magazines, shooting at a public transit vehicle, I am sure there is a special code for that one. Assault on a police officer, a few times over, resisting arrest, etc etc….

      The straw the broke the camels back though was when he brought the gun to school!! OMG how dare he! Think about the CHILDREN!!! 😉

      I am sure he broke a few more laws in there before he even got to the school, but I can’t think of it. I was reading an article that said no one in the library was injured. Is this true? We know there were two in the house, one lady on the street, two in the car that crashed. That makes five. hhmm no mass school shooting if that was the case, all of those deaths were off campus. No wonder why MAIG has been silent. All the laws they want we already have.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        The car that crashed was on campus. And a woman was shot and killed right inside the library doors.

      2. avatar Tama Paine says:

        Remember, it was the GUN’S fault.

        Not the gun-free zone’s.

      3. avatar dirk diggler says:

        Don’t forget – he didn’t show a library card to enter the bldg either

  2. avatar Accur81 says:

    I thought that was the case, but withheld comment because I wasn’t sure. No surprise to me.

  3. Confiscation, bitchez.

  4. avatar John F says:

    Dial 911, then a GOOD GUY with a GUN will stop a BAD GUY with a GUN….

    It takes a GOOD GUY with a GUN to stop A BAD GUY with a Gun…..

    wher have we heard this before…….

    Outlaw all the GUN’S and only Outlaws will have GUN’S …….

    1. avatar William says:

      You can now tell everyone you know that this incident never happened. IT IS ILLEGAL. Show them the rules if they don’t believe you! NEVER HAPPENED because it would be AGAINST THE LAW.

  5. avatar JoshinGA says:

    I looked this up right after I heard about the latest tragedy because I feared it was true.

  6. avatar BlinkyPete says:

    True this. I just wish ya’ll wouldn’t post pictures, of any kind, of the killer. Notoriety is what he wanted, in all likelihood. That is all.

    1. avatar William says:

      Notoriety. Is that so? Seems to me he wanted to kill up a some dem.

      1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

        Kill up a some dem? I don’t know what that means.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          It means somebody’s meds wore off in the middle of a sentence.

  7. avatar Roll says:

    I guess someone forgot to tell the shooter that.

    Hey Feinstien, go tell that guy he’s not allowed to have his gun here. I’m sure he will listen to every stupid word of your gun ban law.

    1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      You know she said they would stop using them because no one else would have them… lol

  8. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Well, I feel better knowing that.

  9. avatar Sammy says:

    Well, then how the hell did this happen??????? Couldn’t be the grabbers new argument for total disarmament is laws aren’t effective enough??? Hmmmmmmm?

  10. avatar gemalo says:

    What this country needs are less gun-free zones, and more free-gun zones. I like that.

    1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      Hey I see what ya did there!
      Free guns for everyone!!! Yup that would be popular..

      1. avatar Red Sox says:

        Sort of like all of the supporters of Oduma after the election in 2008 when interviewed saying, “I ain’t gotta pay my mortgage no more and Imma get me a free phone and what not?

        1. avatar Tomy Ironmane says:

          They actually HAVE free gun zones in certain places in Texas.

          That having been said, the free gun is a single barrel 12 gauge break action shotgun. That’s like HALF a Joe Biden Special. Better than nothing, but kinda small consolation if you miss.

  11. avatar Skyler says:

    Two and a half inch knives? That’s absurd. Not even a leatherman is that small.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Try: it’s the same for the whole City of Los Angeles (by local ordinance), and may also be true for the whole county.

  12. avatar Jeff says:

    One thing I haven’t seen mentioned yet: did the shooter have a bullet button installed on his AR? Did he use 10-round magazines, or standard-capacity magazines? I would guess that the answer to both is no.

  13. avatar mk10108 says:

    Local elected officials & college adminis-trators condoning the murder of its citizens.

  14. avatar CarlosT says:

    What’s the tally at now? 64 of 65 or something like that?

  15. avatar Gyufygy says:

    Classifying “BB and pellet guns” as firearms never sits well with me. No fire is involved.

    Oh, and you can enforce GFZ with buckshot. Grab a handful and fling it at them. Wait, counts as sling shot ammo and is thus banned? Nevermind, you’re boned.

    1. avatar Gtfoxy says:

      Don’t worry, nor does the ATF.

      They define firearm as a weapon using an explosive means to propel a projectile. An explosive is a result of a chemical reaction. Air-compressed arms use a decompression of air. ..

  16. avatar Taco Ninja says:

    So all those people that followed the rules were unarmed and defenseless… The rule didn’t keep the bad guy from coming in and shooting people… This is a TEXT BOOK EXAMPLE of why gun free zones do NOTHING but make more victims. The California gov’t has blood on their hands.

  17. avatar Gordon Freeman says:

    I know this is serious but I feel like I should post this video every time I hear the words “gun-free zone,” maybe this will lighten things up a little:

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      OMG, I have not seen that.
      Thanks GF. That made my day

    2. avatar Ivan w/An AR says:


      1. avatar Gyufygy says:

        This ain’t the Truth About Crowbars. What’s he doing here?

    3. avatar LongBeach says:

      That was fantastic. Thank you.

    4. avatar Gtfoxy says:


    5. avatar MiddleTriggerFinger says:

      Thanks for posting this. You beat me to it. I always think of this video too when I hear about a gun-free zone “preventing” crime…

  18. avatar Billy says:

    Before long California will be a gun-free-zone.

  19. avatar LongBeach says:

    As I work at a “gun-free” CA school, I have changed my name to Sitting Duck. If the shooting ever starts, I’ll throw an H in there.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Sitting Duchk?

  20. avatar Ralph says:

    Is it also a drug- and sex-free zone? ‘Cause that would defeat the whole purpose of going to college.

  21. avatar Gtfoxy says:

    In WI if a place of business posts a “Gun-Free” sign then the business is liable for damages resulting from a gunman coming in & shooting the place up.

    We only need inform them of this fact & the sign usually comes down in a matter of seconds.

    1. avatar Trogdor says:

      I’ve never heard of this. Point me to source of this info so that I can’t tell my boss.

      1. avatar Trogdor says:

        can tell my boss

  22. avatar Trogdor says:

    2 1/2 inch knives? What the fudge do they cut food with?

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      Hmmm, as I remove my Al Mar Havana Clipper from my pocket and put it away for a plane ride tomorrow.
      Sharp enough to shave the end off of a ceegar… Yeah, damage could be done with this…

  23. avatar Bob says:

    Actually the whole city of Santa Monica, and every other city within about a 50 mile radius, is a gun-free zone. The sheriffs of L A County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and San Fernando County refuse to issue any Concealed Carry Permits. Without a CCW permit, you are only allowed to have your gun in your home, place of business (if you are the owner), a gun range, or a gun store.

    ALL of the shootings by this spree killer were in a gun-free zone, except the two inside his parents’ house.

  24. avatar Scout says:

    If you are a witness to a crime involving a weapon, please call 9-1-1 immediately.
    So… if you witness a crime not involving a weapon just mind your own business. These are OK

  25. avatar BobS says:

    My favorite ‘call 911’ quotes;

    … your call is important to us… Please cower in fear until the next 9-1-1 operator is available…

    If you want to call someone who cares; call your mother.
    If you want to call someone who doesn’t care; call the government.
    If you call the government and expect them to care; you really just set yourself up for disappointment.

    It takes seconds to call 911. Waiting for the police to arrive may take the rest of your life.

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