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Friday, December 07, 2007

Westroads Mall, a gun free zone

With all the attention on the very tragic shooting at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, why have the media failed to mention that this mall was a gun free zone?
A shooter and criminal will ignore the gun free zone signs, while law abiding permit holders will leave their guns at home.
Another mall shooting happened in February at the Trolley Square Mall in Utah, this mall too was a gun free zone, the attack was stopped by an off duty police officer who ignored the sign and thank goodness had a gun.
I was reading here that research has been showing for years that multiple victim public shootings keep occurring in places where guns are banned.
Any madman/woman can illegally buy a gun and be walking in malls, schools and on the street, wouldn't you feel safer if more law abiding citizens with permits had their guns with them too?
Are these gun free zones disarming the victims, while giving the shooter less to fear? I think so.
I would feel safer with a gun in my purse, it may not save me, but I would at least have a better chance.

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posted by Grace B at 9:30 AM


Gun free zone? Wow. I didn't know that.

11:16 AM  

Yes a lot of malls are. Although many allow licensed carriers to carry a gun.

6:11 AM  

got a friggin' point there.

ppl who go around firing @ innocents r cowards at heart. giving them something to fear might well lessen their inclination.

4:04 PM  

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