Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Calls for Repeal of Phony Gun-Free School Zones Law
By Alan Korwin, JPFO Advisor
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- Under President William Jefferson Clinton gun possession in populated areas of the United States was theoretically banned, with the stroke of a federal pen.
Most Americans have no idea this gutting of the Second Amendment was enacted, and is still in place, threatening them all. The nonsensical 1,000-foot gun ban (an unalienable-rights infringement zone) around every school MUST BE ELIMINATED.
People’s very homes are criminalized if they step outside. Our roads have been turned into felony traps for the unwary.
This little-known feel-good-do-nothing travesty has been selectively enforced over the last two decades. Selective enforcement of a law is pure arbitrary tyranny.
It hangs over everyone’s head like a Sword of Damocles. The so-called “gun-free” school-zones law is a direct personal threat to the freedom of every law-abiding citizen in America. It proposes a felony arrest for every decent person who travels armed, or steps off their own property, in any populated area (see maps below).
This idiotic law does absolutely nothing to protect schools and is the height of hypocrisy and utopian dreaming. There is a growing body of hard evidence that it actually invites psychopathic armed intruders into a defenseless target-rich environment. How many atrocities do you need to see in the phony gun-free zones before you see the light?
Mythical gun-free zones are dangerous, reckless and negligent.
The tiny federal exemption allowing carry in a so-called gun-free school zone, to the 2% of the public that bowed and scraped to get a state-issued firearms carry permit, leaves the other 98% of the public at intolerable risk. State and local versions of make-believe gun-free school zones compound the problem.
JPFO’s stance: It is time to end the dangerous and illegal infringement of non-functional make-believe gun-free zones that empower criminals and defraud the public.
“Gun-Free School-Zones Law” 18 U.S.C. § 922(q) in 1990, reenacted 1995
Look at the maps above and below to see how easy it can be to become a felon! The government has “felonized” gun owners and illegally infringed on our rights.
© Copyright Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership 2011: Maps reproduced by permission of Alan Korwin, of www.GunLaws.com. He has his own site page dealing with Gun-Free school zones and is an AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Contributor.
Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership Mission is to destroy “gun control” and to encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for everyone. Those are the twin goals of Wisconsin-based Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). Founded by Jews and initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed, JPFO has always welcomed persons of all religious beliefs who share a common goal of opposing and reversing victim disarmament policies while advancing liberty for all.
JPFO is a non-profit tax-exempt educational civil rights organization, not a lobby. JPFO’s products and programs reach out to as many segments of the American people as possible, using bold tactics without compromise on fundamental principles. Visit www.JPFO.org – Copyright JPFO 2011
Yes, this was under Bill Clinton, but after the SCOTUS ruled it unconstitutional, it was reworded to pass muster under our Constitution in 1995, which was a republican controlled congress. So if you're going to pass blame, let's make it for all involved!
If one holds a concealed license in the state where the school is located, they are EXEMPT from the 18 USC code. State laws may differ if you are allowed on school property (here in WA state I am allowed on the property to pick up or drop off a child). I do agree this "law" needs to be repealed as it really does nothing to deter criminals.
Nice. Law abiding citizens can be arrested for a felony just for having their firearm within a school zone, but convicted child molesters can LIVE there! Awesome.