I hope this letter finds the right home. I sent it to our local Paper.
Gun Free Zones Do Not Work!
The decision to post Westfield Schools as "Gun Free" is a very dangerous mistake!
Advertising a school as "Gun Free" has historically created an environment where a Coward can prey on the innocent, knowing they will meet little, to no resistance. These cowards view a Gun Free Zone as a safe place for themselves.
There is a reason why these misfits do not shoot up Police Stations. The quote " The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun" is the reason. Evil thrives were good men do nothing, they say.
Any Law, preventing a good person from being able to defend themself and others, is a bad Law.
Law abiding citizens, that carry a firearm, view the gun as a tool, only to be used to Defend and Protect, and nothing else.
Preventing or detering these violent acts is what we all wish to accomplish. The school board's decision will only promote a defensless situation that may have the possibility of ending in another Case Study.
The Consitution and the Supreme Court of the United States recognizes and upholds the second amendment as an Individual Right that Shall Not be Infringed!
Unfortunately, the well meaning folks that think a Sign and a Law will stop a Killer, Need to look no further than the front page of any newspaper.
Taking away this very important right, leaves the teachers and childen in harms way. This matter needs to be reconsidered and voted on by the People.
Thank You! John Kutzler