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No Fly, No Buy Voted Down

The good news: the immoral, unconstitutional “no fly, no buy” legislation was voted down in the senate.

The bad news: legislation to repeal “gun free” zone laws hasn’t even made it to a vote.

“Gun free” zones let mass killers know that their targets cannot shoot back. Repealing “gun free” zone laws will make sure any future potential mass killer faces armed resistance. In fact, repealing “gun free” zone laws may prevent future criminals from even attempting mass shootings. After all, even the angriest criminals don’t attempt mass shootings in police stations.

The Orlando, Newtown, and San Bernardino shootings all happened in “gun free” zones. In fact, nearly 99% of mass shootings happen in gun free zones.

Senators: Will you sponsor legislation to repeal “gun free” zone laws? Will you filibuster to bring it to a vote? Will you prevent future mass killings?

Please sponsor and vote for legislation to repeal “gun free” zone laws. Please stop playing political games, and solve the problem. Let this be the last mass shooting of unarmed civilians in America.

And if you lack the political courage to sponsor legislation to repeal “gun free” zones, please step down. I, and other Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senate, have already pledged to sponsor legislation to end gun free zones. We will do whatever is necessary to bring that legislation to a vote, and do everything we can to make sure it passes.

If you cannot sponsor legislation to repeal “gun free” zone laws and actually make Americans safer, then please step down, and let us do it.

In Liberty,

Arvin Vohra
Vice Chair, Libertarian National Committee
Candidate for U.S. Senate, Maryland

Gun Free Zones Are the Path to Safety

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