Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Reason Shooters Choose Schools

They gym I've been going to has a sign on the door as you enter declaring that firearms are forbidden on the premises. I've been meaning to speak to the manager to let him know how safe this makes me feel. After all, I'm sure if a maniac with a gun started to enter the gym in order to kill people, that sign would stop him dead in his tracks!

In this write up Timothy Wheeler, M.D., director of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, makes the point that people bent on killing others with a gun choose venues like schools precisely because they are gun-free zones. In places like this, the shooter is assured that his victims will be unarmed and have no hope of defending themselves.