Oregon Shows Gun Free Zones Are A Deadly Joke

Gun Free Death Zone
Gun Free Death Zone
Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder
Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Titusville, FL –“Gun free zones are for the birds,” gun dean John M. Snyder said here today.  “Trump gets this and we ought to support his candidacy”

“Gun rights folks have been blasting gun free zones for years,” Snyder added. “The mass shootings at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon show how bad gun free zones really are. The anti-gun policy prevented any lawful armed citizen from stopping the killing. One teacher with one gun could have cut the carnage.

“However, the gun free zone policy actually enabled the murder of at least nine young people.  It prevented any law-abiding armed citizen from carrying his or her firearm in the area so that he or she could not fire on the culprit and stop him.  It did not stop the murderer from carrying arms and ammunition into the area and killing his victims”

Snyder said, “Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see that someone willing to commit a crime like murder, in this case multiple murders will not think twice about it because of a law or regulation against guns.

“The law-abiding individual who does obey the policy against guns is left at the mercy of the murderer.”

“Unfortunately, many policy makers don’t have even an ounce of common sense.  They don’t have any”

Snyder said that, “Front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets this.  He deserves the support of citizens who believe firmly in the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms.

“In Tennessee the other day, while referring to the Oregon shootings, the New York billionaire noted the massacre occurred ‘in a gun free zone…if you had a couple of teachers or somebody with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off.'”

Trump recently issued a gun rights position paper, in which he supported the right of a citizen issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm in a state to carry in any state.

“America needs national reciprocity on concealed carry,” Snyder said.


About John Snyder:
Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of www.GunRightsPolicies.org.

A former Jesuit seminarian, Snyder is founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C., founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc., a director of Council for America, and serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. He is also the author of the book Gun Saint. Visit: www.GunRightsPolicies.org

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Elder Ambassador

It IS the responsibility of a Judge of a duly constituted Court to rule someone “mentally ill” and thereby Adjudicating the condition. Beyond that, it is the responsibility of a reasonable society to see that that person is treated. In the Good Old Days before the ACLU forced a change, those who needed a lot of help were institutionalized and treated. Now, they are put out on the streets, with a prescription they choose to fill and take – or ignore. We read about the results of that policy every now and then. Armed Teachers, Staff, and Students are the… Read more »

Clark Kent

Since when is it the responsibility of the government to treat mentally ill folks?


I don’t think Umqua CC was a gun free zone. According to their student rules, number 19, guns are allowed by written permission only. We are also not like California, where municipalities and universities can trump state law, and our state law allowed for concealed carry on campus, regardless of what the college says. The true cause for this psycho being able to kill these people is apathy. People have been inculcated into believing that just dialing 911, help will be there in seconds, so they have waived their responsibility for their own protection. They don’t understand the sheer amount… Read more »


I have heard that OR state law allows licensed concealed carry on campus, but also that private schools like OCC, have the right to deny it on their campus. In any case, the issue is irrelevant. Since the college was very clearly, and obviously, posted as a “gun free zone,” and the campus handbook says guns are not allowed on campus, people would generally believe that no one there is armed. Even if it IS legal for licensed concealed carriers to carry there, it is highly probable that those with such a license are the ONLY ones aware of that.… Read more »