Washington D.C. — Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY), the Chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, has officially re-introduced legislation that would effectively eliminate the ban on guns in school zones.
The “Safe Students Act” would remove federal regulation that prevents local governments and school boards from implementing their own firearms policies.
The re-introduction of H.R. 3200 comes at a time where those who wish to do harm to large groups of people at once almost always target “gun free zones.”
Many on the left have engaged in a systematic effort to “remedy” the violence through the disarmament of law-abiding citizens.
On the contrary, a rare Second Amendment constitutionalist has been willing to take a more freedom-minded stance on the issue.
The introduction of the “Safe Students Act” symbolizes Rep. Massie’s belief in guns saving lives.
“’Gun free zones’ are ineffective and make our schools less safe. 98 percent of mass public shootings since 1950 have occurred in places where citizens are banned from having guns,” Rep. Massie said.
Rep. Massie and his colleagues continue to point out that “gun free school zones” simply disarm those tasked with keeping our children safe.
The co-sponsors of H.R. 3200 are as follows: Representatives Justin Amash (R-MI), Jody Hice (R-GA), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), James Comer (R-KY), and Brian Babin (R-TX).
In an interview with Bloomberg Politics last year, Rep. Massie expressed his support for President Trump’s position of arming teachers.
Pro-gun sentiment has grown astronomically since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida where Broward County Police Officers failed to confront a school-shooter.
Our first responders’ inability to serve and protect has left teachers and parents desperate to exercise their right to bear arms.
This is the third time Rep. Massie has attempted to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act first passed in 1990.
After the Supreme Court deemed the Act unconstitutional, it was amended slightly in 1996 and challenged initially by Ron Paul (TX-R) in 2007.
Congressman Thomas Massie currently leads the charge against gun-free school zones and the future of our children may depend on it.