Letter: Danger zones
Killers at public schools like Newtown have killed so many people because they had lots of time to shoot defenseless people. They had so much time because politicians made schools gun-free zones. When every second could mean another dead child, the police are minutes away.
Rather than protecting people, gun-free zones are actually “helpless-victim zones” where killers easily get their 15 minutes of fame, revenge or company as they commit suicide.
Except for one time, killers have succeeded in publicly killing more than three people only in gun-free zones.
If people kept dying because a business refused to change a “safety” procedure that failed every time it was needed, the business owners would be loudly condemned as negligent, and they would be liable for civil and perhaps criminal penalties.
Only liberal politicians can get away with continuing a policy like gun-free zones, which repeatedly helps murderers achieve their evil objectives and not be considered negligent and perhaps accomplices.
Despite their talk, it doesn’t look like Democratic politicians are really fighting gun crime. Gun prosecutions are down 45 percent under President Obama and, despite strict gun laws, big-city mayors aren’t stopping their high murder rates.
The longer they deny the failure of gun-free zones to protect people and the more roadblocks they create to keep law-abiding citizens from defending themselves, the more Obama and other politicians are complicit in the deaths of innocent people.