US Congressman Ron Paul recently introduced the “Citizens Protection Act of 2011” (H.R. 2613), which will repeal the federally created gun free school zones act. Introduced in 1996, this makes it an offence to carry a gun within 1000 feet of a private or public school.
Within a couple a years of the legislation being enacted, two disaffected teenagers walked into Columbine High School secure in the knowledge that they would be the only ones in the school who were armed. And, of course, Columbine triggered a slew of copycat episodes.
Paul has a knack for bringing his bills to a vote so that supporters and opponents can be identified. This will be interesting.
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