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To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. Short title.
This Act may be cited as the “Safe Students Act”.
SEC. 2. Repeal of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.
(a) In general.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (q).
(b) Related amendments.—
(1) Section 921(a) of such title is amended by striking paragraphs (25) through (27) and redesignating paragraphs (28), (29), and (32) through (35) as paragraphs (25) through (30), respectively.
(2) Section 924(a) of such title is amended—
(A) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking “(k), or (q)” and inserting “or (k)”; and
(B) by striking paragraph (4) and redesignating paragraphs (5) through (7) as paragraphs (4) through (6), respectively.
(3) The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 (18 U.S.C. 921 note, 922 note; section 1702 of Public Law 101–647; 104 Stat. 4844–4845) is repealed.
I'm willing to bet that someone who decides to shoot up a school isn't very concerned with their own life to begin with so guns wouldn't deter them.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I don't disagree with the bill in theory, I believe guns are great for self defense and defending others, but what happens when these guns are then used for even more shootings? If there is an uptick in school shootings will anyone agree that it was a bad idea? It just seems like it's going to give these psychos even easier access to their weapons of choice. Not saying that's true, just a thought I'm having.
Like I said, the bill sounds good on paper but there's always downsides to almost everything.
Its quite obviously way to easy for anyone to just walk into these schools to do their damage
I would bet that in poor states, open corridor schools are still present.
I know that this is a heated debate, and I know that emotions run high in the days following, but one thing is blatantly obvious: Laws do not stop these insane individuals from coming on campus and destroying as many lives as possible before administrators and students have to rely on law enforcement to show up--law enforcement that is often times precious minutes away.
In this bill, he and his five cosponsors are proposing the repeal of the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990 (and any associated amendments), which is what made willful and known possession of firearms on school grounds a federal offense.
I don't have any hard numbers at hand, but I'd imagine that they would generally either be in it to suicide themselves, or be in it until LE gets there and does it for them. I may be entirely wrong, but that's my gut feeling.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: SlapMonkey
One thing that is blatantly obvious that you failed to acknowledge, is the AR-15 is the weapon of choice for many of these mass shootings. Laws can stop the mentally ill and young people under the age of 21 from "legally" purchasing a gun, period.
A thorough background check including Facebook and Twitter posts of the individual would clearly help identify and sound alarms about these people from purchasing guns.
Getting feedback from their physicians would also go a long way. Today doctors can prevent the elderly from driving cars if they feel their reaction time is dangerous for them and other people on the road!
The AR-15 is not a hunting gun and it's basic design was for use in the military. Should we also allow "bump stocks" and silencers to be legal? Hunters surely don't use these guns when they hunt. So do we also allow people to posses flame throwers?