The concept of a place where "people can be sure no one has a gun" is now controversial, for a simple reason: the United States has seen a raft of mass murders, all occurring in such zones.
Ironically, the Fort Hood venue where thirteen soldiers died, was a gun-free zone, per military regulation.
So also was Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
- When a crazy gunman wants to go on a rampage, where do they choose to go on their rampage? They choose a gun free zone. Columbine was a gun free zone. So was Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook.