Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gun-free school zones are nothing but killing zones

KC3 is dedicated to passing legislation this session that will allow CCDW permit holders to carry legally on school property in Kentucky, including colleges and universities.

Why are we doing this? Well, there are always stories like this one -

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A police spokesman says a custodian has been fatally shot at a middle school in Lexington, Ky.
Lexington police Lt. Ron Compton says the suspected shooter is a school employee as well and police are searching for that person. He said police don't believe there is an immediate danger to others.
Compton said school is out for the year and there were no students present when the shooting occurred.
Compton said police were called to Leestown Middle School shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Read more about it in this story from WAVE in Louisville here.

Shooters who are intent on homicide like to attack persons in schools because they KNOW that they'll be unarmed there, by state law.
This is but one example among dozens of why prohibiting citizens from being armed wherever they go is a bad idea that does nothing to contribute to public safety. Banning legally owned and carried firearms does nothing but proclaim that the school is free-fire zone for murderers. History will repeat itself until we make this change in our law.
We'll have more of these news items for you as we count down the days to the General Assembly in January. We hope that after the session is over, we'll be able to start printing articles about how shootings in schools were PREVENTED by armed citizens.
For more information about our petition and how you can help us collect signatures to present to the legislature and governor, contact us via the KC3 web page today.

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