You Believe That There Are Gun-Free Zones

High schools, colleges, universities, post offices, restaurants, courtrooms, government buildings and several other places are classified as Gun Free Zones. Someone bent on causing mass murder know that no one will challenge them as no law-abiding citizen will have a weapon to stop them. We constantly hear about these killings which politicians use to try to cause fear to restrict the possession of guns.

You never heard about the teacher who went to his car, retrieved his gun and challenged the high school student with a gun. No one was killed in that incident. Did the police ever stop one of these incidents? These laws, over 22,000 of them in the United States, of which many only restricts law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.

You should develop a plan in your mind on what you WILL do if you find yourself in a similar situation. If you can safely exit the kill zone - do it. But leaving your wife and kids behind is not cool. You can duck or hide behind something. But do you know whether a bullet will penetrate that something you are hiding behind? Using the person in front of you as a shield is also not cool.

They say the best defense is an offense. But people generally will not act unless another starts the offense. On the plane in which the terrorist tried to blow it up over Detroit, after the first passenger attacked him others followed and helped to subdue the bomber. Which role will you play? What will you do?

This post does not address the issue of whether you are pro- or anti-gun. That is for you to decide. It is to make you aware that danger can be anywhere, even in "Gun-Free Zones;" which I call Killing Zones.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gun safety - don't have one.

"gunner" said...

@Anonymous,
its very nice that you don't have a gun i suppose, if you don't trust yourself to be responsible with one. but others do, including some who look at you as their prey, and your money, possessions, even your life as theirs to take if they wish. i've carried a gun, "for all lawful putposes" for most of my life, both as a licensed armed courier and privately for defense of myself and my loved ones from predators on two legs. thankfully i've never had to fire, or even draw my pistol, but its presence has cooled a couple of situations that could have gone badly. i'm not a wannabee hero, just a guy who minds his own business and keeps the peace, and expects others to do the same.

Anonymous said...

In Texas we all carry guns.That is the smart ones.

Anonymous said...

I carry concealed. I accept the responsibility of protecting myself and my family. I will also protect my fellow man if need be.

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

Anonymous said...

"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away."

Truth.

"I carry concealed. I accept the responsibility of protecting myself and my family. I will also protect my fellow man if need be."

I'm right there with you.

Anonymous said...

I would like clarification on protecting yourself. What has to happen in order for you to pull a gun? Obviously if there is another gun present aimed at you. lets say your a skinny dweeb and a 260 lb guy comes towards you aggressively and you know your going to get your ass kicked? Thank you Im from canton as well

youarestupidif said...

CONNECTICUT LAW

Under Connecticut law, a person may use physical force (self defense): to protect himself or a third person, his home or office, or his property; . . . A person cannot use physical force to resist arrest by a reasonably identifiable peace officer, whether the arrest is legal or not (CGS § 53a-23).

Self defense or justification is a defense in any prosecution (CGS § 53a-16). The person claiming justification has the initial burden of producing sufficient evidence to assert self-defense. (Affirmative Defense). When raised as a defense at a trial, the state has the burden of disproving self defense beyond a reasonable doubt. (Non-Affirmative Defense) (CGS § 53a-12).

Physical Force in Defense of Person

A person is justified in using reasonable physical force on another person to defend himself or a third person from what he reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of physical force. The defender may use the degree of force he reasonably believes is necessary to defend himself or a third person. But deadly physical force cannot be used unless the actor reasonably believes that the attacker is using or about to use deadly physical force or inflicting or about to inflict great bodily harm.

Additionally, a person is not justified in using deadly physical force if he knows he can avoid doing so with complete safety by:

1. retreating, except from his home or office in cases where he was not the initial aggressor or except in cases where he a peace officer, special policeman, or a private individual assisting a peace officer or special policeman at the officer's directions regarding an arrest or preventing an escape;

2. surrendering possession to property the aggressor claims to own; or

3. obeying a demand that he not take an action he is not otherwise required to take.

Lastly, a person is not justified in using physical force when (1) with intent to cause physical injury or death to another person, he provokes the person to use physical force, (2) use of such force was the product of a combat by agreement not specifically authorized by law, or (3) he is the initial aggressor (unless he withdraws from the encounter, effectively communicates this intent to the other person, and the other person continues to or threatens to use physical force) (CGS § 53a-19).

Hope this helps.
Nate

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