I know you PC'ers love the touchy-feely sound of "gun-free zone". It makes you feel safe, not to mention self-rightous and smug, to not believe in hand-gun ownership. Well lucky for you there are men who do believe, and are willing to kill to protect you. Unless you were all teary-eyed and weepy watching Al Gore receive the Nobel Peace Prize this morning, you probably heard about the church shootings in Colorado over the weekend. Sadly, a few people, including the gunman, were killed. What the media try to gloss over is that a security guard, armed with a handgun, quickly killed the shooter before he could kill any more people. Which begs the question, what might have been the outcome at Virginia Tech or the Oklahoma mall if instead of a stupid gun-free zone, somebody there with a gun could have stopped the crazed shooter? Anti gun people like to argue that it'll be the wild west of everybody walks around with a gun, but not everybody will choose to have a gun. In fact in places where conceal&carry laws are very liberal, not that many people choose to. It works because the bad guys never know who has a gun and who doesn't. Just the existence of the law makes everybody safer.
Don't be a victim. Get a license to carry one of these, learn to shoot it and don't end up on the news as anything but the person who saved lives by shooting a bad guy.
I've challenged this before: if you are so stridently anti-gun, then I dare you to put a sign in your front yard declaring your home to be a gun-free zone. You'd better have 911 on your speed dial because gun-free zones make dummies like you the easiest of victims.