"Gun Free" Liability
A gun law we could actually think of supporting - too bad it was withdrawn:
- In January, [Illinois State Senator] Cultra filed a bill concerning gun-free zones, but already has changed his mind and determined not to move that forward due to “backlash” from the business community and concern for schools.
Senate Bill 48, which came to Cultra from Illinois Rifle Association, would make any organization, business, agency of government or other entity that creates a gun-free zone financially liable in cases when “a reasonable person would believe that possession of a firearm could have helped” someone defend themselves from criminal conduct in that zone.
That would mean that anybody, including a school district or a university, would have to pay all costs and attorney’s fees in those situations, and it would mean higher insurance costs for those entities.
Touchy-feely "gun-free" zones seem to attract people with guns, probably because those bent on mayhem realize that they'll be the only one there with a gun, making for a target rich environment with minimal exposure to resistance.
Labels: gun issues