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Reader Opinion: Gun-free zones

Fact! All the terrorist attacks in the United States since 2000 have happened in gun-free zones. Why would any business want to create a gun-free zone? Even more astounding, they announce it with a sign that reads "No Firearms Allowed On These Pr...

Fact! All the terrorist attacks in the United States since 2000 have happened in gun-free zones. Why would any business want to create a gun-free zone? Even more astounding, they announce it with a sign that reads "No Firearms Allowed On These Premises." Most people realize that the only person who is safe in a gun-free zone is a bad guy with a gun. Time after time we have seen what happens when a bad guy with a gun enters one of these gun-free zones. There is no good guy with a gun to stop him and in a few short minutes a lot of innocent people are dead or wounded. This all happens before law enforcement can arrive. Have you noticed that the minute a good guy with a gun arrives on the scene the terrorist kill themselves, surrenders, or are taken out by the good guy. Next time you see one of these signs creating a gun-free zone, you might want to stop and think. Do I really need to enter this gun-free zone or can I find what I need some place else. If you do have to enter it, make sure you know what is going on around you. Stay alert. Make sure you know where the exits are. Remember to leave your firearm locked in the car while in this gun-free zone. Even though you took eight hours of training and your local law enforcement officer has granted you the right to a concealed weapon permit, some people still don't trust you to carry a firearm.

John D. Finnegan

Wadena

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