Thomas Massie Pushes for the Repeal of the Gun-Free School Zones Act

The Uvalde, Texas mass shooting has provoked the usual responses from the bobblehead media and their political allies who desire new means of controlling people’s lives. 

It’s the natural response of the ruling class, who to paraphrase former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, never lets a crisis go to waste.

In these times of hysteria, there’s very little in terms of sober research going on. It’s nothing but knee-jerk reactions and appeals to emotion to gin up support for anti-freedom measures. 

Upon further analysis, however, we see that incidents like those we witnessed in Uvalde tend to overwhelmingly occur in gun-free zones such as schools. For example, the Crime Prevention Research Center noted that from 1950 until 2022, 94% of mass shootings have taken place in gun-free zones. 

The establishment of gun-free zones is no random occurrence. It’s the result of public policy, namely, the passage of the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act. This legislation was promoted by then-Delaware Senator Joe Biden and subsequently signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush.

The GFSZA’s passage has effectively turned schools nationwide into soft targets for maniacal gunmen. Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie made this very clear in a post that he published on Twitter on May 27, 2022:

ZERO. That’s the number of murderers who have been deterred by the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act.

The GFSZA was a knee jerk reaction in 1990 that has cost more lives than it has saved.

REPEAL it now. Let bad guys know unceremonious death awaits them if they target our kids.

The good news is that Massie has introduced HR 7415, a bill that would repeal the 1990 GFSZA and allow for state and local governments and school boards to craft their own security policies. 

Just like high-value venues ranging from jewelry stores to banks are guarded by armed personnel, why can’t schools, the very places that have our most precious individuals — children — in attendance, also be secured in a similar fashion?

It’s high time that we repeal gun-free zones aka criminal safe spaces and allow school districts to craft their own security policies — whether it’s arming qualified teachers or using private security — to protect our youth. We owe our youth safe learning environments especially during a time when our nation is beginning to socially unravel.