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How Legal Firearms Keep People Safe and Gun-Free Zones Don’t
The Pulse Nightclub Is One of the Latest Gun-Free Zone to Experience a Mass Shooting
The Pulse Nightclub Is One of the Latest Gun-Free Zone to Experience a Mass Shooting
Edited:
August 26, 2016

There is no question or dispute that no matter what laws we pass in this country, the criminal element will find a way to obtain firearms. Our laws only extend to our porous border, which is the same border illegal aliens and illegal narcotics cross on a daily basis. Any arbitrary law we pass will take guns away from law-abiding citizens and the criminal element will continue to break the law.

There are at least two different ways in which guns can keep people safe. The first is the most obvious, being shot with a weapon can keep an attacker from doing harm to yourself or those you protect. Our police force is an example of an entity who recognizes the safety and security of a firearm and often just the threat of being shot is enough.

The second is a military doctrine called Mutually Assured Destruction(MAD) and due to this theory, America was able to live in a relative peace with with the USSR during the Cold War. In this war, both America and the USSR had large stockpiles of nuclear weapons in which both sides never fired due to the threat or deterrence of the other side using those same weapons. The idea was that if one side launched then the other would as well and complete annihilation of both sides would be the result.

Peace for 44 years was the result of both America and the USSR having nuclear weapons and this same military doctrine could keep the American people safe. The mere presence of firearms could keep an attacker at bay due to the threat it imposes.

No gun-free zone can claim to have any deterrent whatsoever. If an armed attacker enters one of these areas, he or she will automatically have the upper hand and can cause unlimited destruction without any concern for his own safety. Because of this lack of deterrent, gun-free zones are one of the most dangerous places in America.

Recently some politicians have also reached this logical conclusion but the democrat party would like more restrictions. Gun control or gun restrictions are a slippery slope and the ultimate destination is the ban on law-abiding citizens from owning firearms. If there is ever a ban, zones that restrict the possession of firearms should be it.

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