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'Gun Free' Zones Attract Killers
NRO via Hartford Courant ^ | December 21, 2012 | John Fund

Posted on 12/23/2012 6:09:49 PM PST by Daffynition

A few things you won't hear about from the saturation coverage of the Newtown school massacre:

•Mass shootings are no more common than they have been in past decades, despite the impression given by the media.

•In fact, the high point for mass killings in the U.S. was 1929, according to criminologist Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 1929; banglist; guncontrol; johnfund; secondamendment
This is one of the best statements/op eds I've read since the tragedy:

"With just one single exception, the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has taken place where citizens are not allowed to carry guns."

1 posted on 12/23/2012 6:09:54 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Newtown was not chosen because it was a gun free zone.


2 posted on 12/23/2012 6:43:23 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: ThomasThomas

Do you have something to back that up with?


3 posted on 12/23/2012 6:46:28 PM PST by GOPJ (It’s not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: Daffynition


4 posted on 12/23/2012 6:53:36 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: ThomasThomas
Newtown was not chosen because it was a gun free zone.

Did they allow teachers, other employees and visitors to carry?


5 posted on 12/23/2012 6:55:50 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: GOPJ

He had multiple personal connections to the school. Many crimes like this are personal in some way. I am sure some will choose because of gun free zones. Some might be stopped faster if guns were around. But most shootings are not random and are personal.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 6:58:16 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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But most shootings are not random and are personal.

True, but this was not "most shootings" this was one of the extremely rare mass shootings with multiple innocent victims.

7 posted on 12/23/2012 7:05:07 PM PST by marktwain
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To: ThomasThomas
But most shootings are not random and are personal.

How could repeatedly shooting 6 and 7 year old children in the head possibly be considered personal?

8 posted on 12/23/2012 7:07:20 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: ThomasThomas

Everyone has a personal reason for every act they commit. One personal reason for choosing a Gun Free Zone to commit murder is that you won’t meet armed resistance there.


9 posted on 12/23/2012 7:13:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ThomasThomas

I like your home page - especially the Freeping Chair. Give me some time to think about what you’ve said...


10 posted on 12/23/2012 7:29:38 PM PST by GOPJ (It’s not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
How could repeatedly shooting 6 and 7 year old children in the head possibly be considered personal?

Sometimes a hard slap in the face is required to tell someone to wake up. You sir, did just that. Horrifying statement of yours but true.

11 posted on 12/23/2012 7:33:18 PM PST by roadcat
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To: Alaska Wolf; roadcat

He said it was personal.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 7:59:07 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: palmer
He said it was personal.

Where? Shooting 6 and 7 year old children in the head multiple times was personal? How?

13 posted on 12/23/2012 8:07:25 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 12/23/2012 9:47:23 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ThomasThomas

Yeah, he was going to blow away a police station, but changed his mind to a grammar school at the last minute.

/s


15 posted on 12/23/2012 9:48:35 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ThomasThomas
Newtown was not chosen because it was a gun free zone.

It may not have been first on his list but it was in the top two.

Even crazy people know a good opportunity when they see it. He wouldn't have attacked the kids while they were at the annual Policeman's Picnic.

16 posted on 12/24/2012 4:33:18 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

He said “He had multiple personal connections to the school.” So he chose the school to get revenge against the administrators he had argued with the day before. He took out the kids impersonally but they were collateral to him so he could be in the news (as he bragged about online).


17 posted on 12/24/2012 6:01:11 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Daffynition; Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag; TheOldLady; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; ...

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See article: “ ‘Gun Free’ Zones Attract Killers “ - then check out this article:

Public Puts Mental Health, More Police above Gun Control

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/336269/public-puts-mental-health-more-police-above-gun-control-john-fund#

Thanks, Daffynition.

Related:

The NRA plan is so stupid that 1/3rd of all public schools already use it
The National Review ^ | 12/24/12 | Via New York Times:

“... Nationwide, at least 23,000 schools — about one-third of all public schools — already had armed security on staff as of the most recent data, for the 2009-10 school year, and a number of states and districts that do not use them have begun discussing the idea in recent days. . .

Plus the NRA plan was much more comprehensive than just armed guards.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2971974/posts

Obama’s daughters attend a school that has 11 armed guards in addition to each daughters personal Secret Service guards.

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18 posted on 12/24/2012 1:43:26 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Daffynition


19 posted on 12/24/2012 2:20:13 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: palmer
he chose the school to get revenge against the administrators he had argued with the day before.

Maybe you can tell me why a 20 year old would have an argument with administrators of an elementary school ?

20 posted on 12/24/2012 3:57:25 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Maybe because he had no interaction with any of society. No friends, no job, no education, no other outlets. So he might have been looking for some sort of interaction but lacking social skills he could only go there and argue.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 5:28:20 PM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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