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Letter: ‘Gun free zone?’ Nope. Try ‘unarmed victim zone’

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:32 pm

On Nov. 5, 2009 an Army major “psychiatrist jihadist” shouts “Allahu Akbar” and guns down more than 40 people, fatally injuring 13 in a gun free zone at Fort Hood. On July 20, 2012, a crazed man enters a theater in Aurora, Colo., guns down 70 people, fatally injuring 12 in a gun free zone. At Sandy Hook Elementary, also a gun-free zone, on December 14 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shoots 20 children and 6 adults. In Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, a shooter kills at least 12 people in a gun free zone of a Naval yard reinforced with military security.

There are others as well: Virginia Tech — a gun free zone. Columbine High School — a gun free zone.

Maybe it’s time we quit calling it a “gun free zone” and refer to it by its real description: “Unarmed victim zone.”

Steve Ball


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