Why terrorists target gun-free zones
You. They benefit the criminals, and particularly the worst, the mass criminals. Thanks politicians!
More below the fold.
Pew: Homicide Rates Cut in Half Over Past 20 Years (While New Gun Ownership Soared)
So, is it the guns, or is it something else like incompetent law enforcement, or perhaps more likely incompetent political administration of law enforcement?
neo-neocon » Blog Archive » Failure to connect the dots on Mateen
I don't see this establishing a clear link between gun control and the reduction of crime. Instead, it seems to indicate a clear link between bad governance through hampered law enforcement, and things like gun free zones, and a very specific form of crime: mass murder. Instead of quietly but aggressively pursuing bad characters like Mateen, we seem to think because of their religious predilection we should back off. Due process needs to be observed, but so does through investigation, and if the investigation appears even warm, there is no reason to shelve it, as was done here, twice, apparently because the administration doesn't want too much investigation, or some palaver. Secondly, gun free zones are a disaster, offering criminals a place they know will be target attractive, and protection light.
The cure is to give each landowner the right to decide whether to provide a gun free zone, but because of the risk, make the liability for the gun free zone absolute. If Concealed Handgun Licensees are barred, any event which could have triggered a self defense scenario shall result in absolute liability for the landowner. Require this risk to be insured, and if the deductible is greater than $1,000, require bonding on the deductible amount. This will self correct. We will either end up with no gun free zones, or the existing gun free zones will be responsibly secured, and policed.
For all commercial entities including public entities like the federal government, require compliance or lack of access to public utilities, so no water, sewer, or anything else publicly owned and delivered. If the feds won't play, let them source their own water, and remove and treat their own sewage.
Hat tip: Instapundit