Guns Welcome Here

Alabama has long been a gun friendly state, and it is likely to remain that way. But, like many other states, it is seeing an increase in “Gun Free Zone” signs and that has at least one state senator thinking he has a better idea. The senator in question is Republican Bill Holtzclaw (Madison, AL).

Holtzclaw retired from the Marines and is convinced that families, schools, businesses, churches, etc would be better protected from insane killers and lone-wolf terrorists if Gun Free Zone signs were taken down across the country and replaced with some form of “Guns Welcome Here” signs. He even went so far as to post an example of a sign on his Facebook page.

Guns WelcomeHe is not alone. On the 16th of July, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez killed 4 Marines and 1 US Navy sailor (who died later). The 24-year-old shooter hit a “Gun Free Zone” in Chattanooga, TN, where the men were stationed in a recruiting station. This was not the first time that attacks took place in areas where firearms are not allowed.

Policymakers at all levels are now reconsidering the wisdom behind these zones. Many believe that these sites are specifically chosen because of the fact that they are gun free zones. Common sense suggests that an attack in an area where firearms are not allowed will probably be more successful, as return fire is less likely to occur. In essence, these zones become free fire killing fields where the innocent have virtually no protection at all.

More than a few policymakers, and outraged citizens, have said that those who are intent on harming innocent people have no problem breaking a “no guns allowed” law and, in many cases, are very happy to see such signs. In Alabama, a business owner has the right to post a sign prohibiting entry to the premise by those who are armed. Should “gun free zone” signs be replaced by “guns welcome” signs? Will this deter criminals from carrying out their violent acts?

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Robert Partain

Robert Partain has been a professional writer for over 25 years. He spent ten years on active duty in the Army working as a medic and training NCO. While he covers any topic associated with military life, he specializes in writing about legislation that can affect active duty service members and veterans. Robert currently lives in the small town of Arab, Alabama.
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