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Might as Well Just Get Rid of Gun Free Zones…

A bill introduced in Michigan this week will allow special carry privileges for victims of violent crime.

But, under a piece of legislation just introduced by a Saginaw Township lawmaker, victims of domestic violence or stalking would be given special permission to carry a concealed weapons in those “gun-free” zones.

So, once someone becomes a victim, they would gain the ability to carry concealed in places that regular concealed carry permit holders cannot carry.

I can’t get behind this bill. Instead of granting extra privileges after someone becomes a victim, we should be giving them options to protect themselves so they don’t become a victim to begin with. The legislators heart is in the right place, but this isn’t being executed properly.

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

7 comments

  1. Hi Lucas,
    We are starting up a brand new association called Concealed Carry Association of North Carolina. We are trying to provide current and accurate information for concealed carry owners in NC. We are looking to partner with writers and experts like you to build a database of content for our members. As we are just getting started, we do not have any reservations about using previously published articles to create this database. We are interested in possibly purchasing some of these articles as well as new, unpublished material in the future as our membership grows. These articles can range from product reviews, tactics and techniques to avoidance of dangerous situations. We are set to launch on April 1st and are hoping to have your support. If you could email me at lauren.lowry@ccaofnc.org so we could set up a time to chat, I would be happy to provide you with more information about what we envision for CCA of NC.
    Thank you for your time,

    Lauren Lowry

    Concealed Carry Association of North Carolina

    http://www.ccaofnc.org

  2. No, no, no . . . support this bill and here’s why. If it gets signed into law you have a launching point to litigate all these silly gun free zones. Once you lift a ban for some in society, you open the door for the rest of us. Allowing a victim of a crime to enter a school zone with a gun begs the question, how can the state predict violence against anyone? It’s the premise of selective permitting schemes. You allow only those with a “special need” to protect themselves while the rest of us have no right. When they open this door we have to help them keep it open and rush in ourselves.

    • I understand your point, however in a state where CHP holders already have OC privileges in PFZs, and a whole slew of other weird CCW laws, I think they need to either keep it simple, and expand the rights for everyone, or leave it alone. It is encouraging to see the legislators beginning to realize that gun free zones don’t keep people safe.

    • At first I didn’t agree with Gala ^^^
      But after thinking about it, I think it’s spot on. If some are permitted to carry in “gun-free” zones, the rest are being denied equal protection under the law.
      It’s also an implicit admission that those who would do us harm do not honor “gun-free” zones.

  3. I agree with Gala Poola. More and more court cases are starting to enforce the second amendment. The stupid differentiations in the law will eventually fall. The only “reasonable” gun free zones are those where police officers are not allowed to be armed.

    If police can carry there, so should citizens.

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