The Futility of Gun-Free Zones, In One Picture

If you haven’t already seen it, this photo of the Marine facility in Chattanooga after it was shot up by Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez tells you all you need to know about gun-free zones:


Here in Minnesota, the legislature liberalized carry laws a decade or more ago. In response, most businesses–many in a fit of huffy self-righteousness–posted “guns prohibited” signs in accordance with the new law. Over the years those signs came down, as businesses asked themselves what, exactly, they might be deterring. Today you hardly ever see them. Yet the foolishness of “gun-free zones” lives on, usually where it does the most damage–in schools and, rather bizarrely, military posts. Who, exactly, thought it was a good idea to disarm Marines?