Has no one ever been enraged by a speeding ticket? By an unfair arrest? By mistreatment by the police? By a completely fair arrest?

The police draw ire from all kinds of people, many of whom are armed, deranged, and violent. Then why are there so few mas shootings at police stations? Is it that criminals respect the police?

Or is it that the police are armed? Is it that even the most deranged criminals on earth have the sense to not even try a mass shooting where the targetsare armed?

All of the recent mass killings have happened in "gun free" zones. Sure, there were other reasons that criminals picked those locations. Maybe they hated their parents, or minorities, or gays, or Americans, or the French. But at the end of it, they still chose gun free zones.

Or at least, most of them did. A few people, like the terrorists who attacked an art gallery in Texas, chose a non-gun-free zone. They quickly realized their mistake. The only two people killed...were the terrorists.

We can put an end to mass killings right now by eliminating gun free zones. Eliminating gun free zones can act as a deterrent, the way that armed police prevent mass shootings at police stations. Or it can just be a cure to the problem, as in Texas.

Terrorism and mass killings are a threat...but they are a threat we can eliminate today. By removing all federal, state, and local gun free zones, we can make sure that any potential mass killer meets armed resistance.

In Liberty,
Arvin Vohra
Vice Chair
Libertarian National Committee