Bill Clinton’s Gun Free School Zones Act was one of the most irresponsible pieces of legislation ever signed into law. Uncle Sam’s decree that Americans’ right to keep and bear arms ends at the school gates is not only unconstitutional, it puts our children in harm’s way. Specifically, the Act prohibits an otherwise law-abiding citizen from bringing a firearm “within a distance of 1,000 feet from the grounds of a public, parochial or private school.” Local governments can amend or suspend the GFSZA. In those that don’t . . .
parents dropping-off or picking-up their kids from school can’t be in possession of a gun – not even if it’s stored in the trunk of their car (or the farthest part of he SUV away from the driver) in a locked container with the ammunition stored separately. Practically, that means that parents can’t carry for most if not all of their day. wndu.com reports that Indiana’s fixin’ to fix that.
An Indiana legislative committee has endorsed a proposal that would allow guns in school parking lots.
The House Public Policy Committee approved the bill Tuesday after adding the school gun provision to a bill that would prohibit local governments from using taxpayer money for gun buy-back programs.
The addition to the bill would allow guns to be locked and out of sight in a car in a school parking lot. Currently, bringing a gun on school property is a felony.
Republican Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour says the provision would protect parents who inadvertently have their guns with them when they pick up their children.
Inadvertently? Why would someone carry a gun “inadvertently”? The provision protects parents who want to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to, I dunno, protect their children. Anyway, who could possibly object to a legally armed American driving onto school property with his or her firearm locked-up and out-of-sight? Yup, you guessed it . . .
Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held up signs protesting the proposal.
Because guns! Seriously, is there any better example of the fact that MDA’s claim that they support the Second Amendment is prima facie false? If not, I’m sure there’ll be another one soon enough. Meanwhile, who will rid me of this troublesome GFSCZA?