House Republicans Reintroduce Bill Eliminating All Gun-Free School Zones Across U.S.

House Republicans Reintroduce Bill Eliminating All Gun-Free School Zones Across U.S.

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House Republicans are looking to permanently eliminate gun-free school campuses across the country by reintroducing a bill to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act. Kentucky GOP congressman Thomas Massie reintroduced a 2007 bill originally from former Texas representative and libertarian icon Ron Paul Tuesday, which would completely repeal the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act. The "Safe Students Act," H.R. 3200 , has seven Republican co-sponsors and seeks to eliminate what Massie’s office described as a "one-size fits all federal ban on guns" in areas immediately around schools. Massie has tried and failed to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act in the previous two congressional sessions. "Gun-free zones are ineffective and make our schools less safe," Massie said through a press release from his office Tuesday. " 98 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns. Banks, churches, sports stadiums, and many of my colleagues in Congress are protected with firearms. Yet children inside the classroom are too frequently left vulnerable," he continued. House Republicans look to permanently eliminate gun-free school campuses across the country with the reintroduction of a bill to fully repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act. The "98 percent" statistic cited by Massie was pulled from a November 2018 Chicago Tribune op-ed by the conservative author of The War on Guns, John R. Lott Jr., who is also the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center. The U.S. Supreme Court found the original Gun-Free School Zones Act […]

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