Target-Rich, Gun-Free Zones


Politically correct policies arising from an irrational fear of guns and ignorance about firearms are putting more and more Americans at risk by disarming them. The Gun-free Schools Act of 1994, the 1993 Clinton ban on firearms on Military bases, and hundreds of state and local rules that prohibit citizens from bringing firearms into public facilities such as hospitals and municipal parks, as well as private businesses, are turning ordinary people into sitting ducks. The Washington Naval Yard massacre of September 16, 2013 is yet another example where lives were lost simply because there was no means with which to respond to a deranged, heavily armed criminal. This classic article by author and veteran, Jerry A. Hunsinger, reminds us that you cannot protect innocent people by disarming innocent people.

Target-Rich, Gun-Free Zones

by J.A. Hunsinger

September 18, 2013


An amazing fact of our society is that our children of all ages are sequestered in schools throughout this country that are target-rich, gun–free zones advertised as such to the world. How bizarre that we make no effort to protect them from the animals lurking about, such as the one in Connecticut that recently executed 28-people, 20 of them the most innocent available, our little children. “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.” St. Matthew 25:40

All are dead because we did not protect them. How patently unfair to both the families of the slain adults, the children, and the parents who sent them off to school on that day, with every expectation that they would see them back home again at day’s end, only to later learn that they had sent them into a place of execution, their own school for God’s sake.

Ask yourself, if you were a deranged sociopath bent on making a statement to the society that you hate, what location would you choose for your killing ground? Your own safety while executing your victims would certainly be a factor. It might even occur to you to stay away from the general population where anybody you see could have a concealed weapon to stop your dastardly action before you can kill a sufficient number of victims to satiate your bloodlust. Inevitably your mission planning would lead to the safest place to strike, a school full of defenseless children and their equally defenseless teachers. Why? Because everybody knows, including all the sociopaths out there, that school children have no protection beyond the hopes and dreams for a civil society based loosely on values normally practiced by society and mandated by a corrupt and impotent Federal government that has mandated the Gun Free Zone in the first place. The emasculated cadre of teachers that staff these institutions cannot protect their charges, our children; because they are forbidden the means to do so by the insane meddling of the federal government that does not have a clue what is going on across the street, any street, anywhere in the country.

It does not have to be that way, but it is and it is going to get much worse. Politicians throughout this country are testing the political winds, posturing and making speeches about how much they care about the victims of this latest round of executions at school. I hope you can see through this facade; they do not care about you, your children, or anything concerned with this tragedy. No, they are preening and posturing before a devastated populous, intent only on saying what is politically advantageous. They are telling us it is about the guns. The guns have caused this so we must ban guns, which will take care of the problem. This is the same bunch of imbeciles that mandated the Gun Free Zone in schools and many other public venues throughout this country. Ask yourself, how is that working out for us?

Blaming guns for the killing is akin to blaming cars for accident injury and death. The instrument of the killing does not do the killing unless wielded by one of us, a person, if you will. The solution that will nip this escalating violence in the bud is to allow teachers who are interested in actually protecting their charges to be trained and licensed to carry a concealed weapon and then advertise that fact. A concealed carry permit is available to every law-abiding citizen, with a few exceptions being myopic cities ensuring that only thugs have guns by enforcing regressive gun laws.

We must deal with an undesirable transformation in civil society. The last two generations have fostered a breakdown in civility, manners, and morals in our country that will continue to worsen as society undergoes the social changes that these Godless, immoral people have foisted on the public at large by their behavior. The philosopher and historian William James Durant penned a statement that delves to the heart of our current conversation: “The greatest question of our time is not communism vs. individualism, not Europe vs. America, not even the East vs. the West; it is whether men can bear to live without God.”

It is meaningful to realize that those heartbroken parents, the witnesses of the tragedy and many of the people who just happen to live in that Connecticut community, turned to prayer, to God in their anguish. Somehow praying seems the height of hypocrisy when those same people have allowed the Atheists among us to cause the removal of Nativity scenes, the Ten Commandments, and any reference to God from many public places. And yet they turn to Him in their hour of need.


Vinland Publishing, ©2012 Jerry A. Hunsinger All Rights Reserved

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  1. Don Montalvo

    Sad but true…very little security, but a ton of anti-NRA bruhaha…

    Don Montalvo, TX

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