Thursday, September 19, 2019
KANSAS CITY STAR SEYZ PLAZA ART FAIR 'GUN FREE ZONE' WILL SAVE LIVES!!!
Right now a Kansas City Star editorial is attempting to hijack the liberty of law abiding gun owners in order to create the illusion of safety.
Kansas City Star: Why won’t Missouri lawmakers allow a weapons ban at KC’s Plaza Art Fair?
Argument . . .
"It may come as a disturbing surprise that at least some fairgoers will likely be armed. While Missouri law prohibits gun possession in lots of places — police stations, near a polling place, behind airport security, at schools — it does not ban guns at large, outdoor public street gatherings, including the Plaza Art Fair."
Not a surprise at all for people who actually know the law in KCMO.
And here the newspaper rides the corpse of a dead woman to make a point . . .
"This summer’s tragic shooting death of a young woman at a First Friday gathering suggests lawmakers should add outdoor festivals to the list of places where guns are prohibited. If that isn’t possible, the Missouri legislature should at least allow festivals to seek temporary gun bans, or allow local governments to consider issuing time-limited gun-free zone permits.
"There is no legitimate reason to carry a weapon at the Plaza Art Fair, or any other large outdoor gathering. Even the most-cited motivation — for self-protection, or to deter others from bringing or using weapons — rings hollow."
Actually, not it doesn't . . . Crooks looking to prey on victims on the Plaza would do well to understand that there are a great many law-abiding citizens who are also packing heat and ready to shoot back. This is the Midwest, old dudes, women, hipsters and even OGs without a record CCW thanks to strong 2nd Amendment protections in Jeff City. Given the limited success of homicide reduction efforts and strained resources of police. This might be the only thing keeping many local safe.
More importantly . . .
IS THE KANSAS CITY STAR SO NAIVE, MYOPIC AND IMMATURE TO BELIEVE THAT GUN-TOTING CRIMINALS WILL VOLUNTARILY OBEY "GUN FREE ZONE' RULES?!?! OR ARE THEY JUST MISLEAD THEIR LAST REMAINING READERS???
Fact it, the Plaza art fair doesn't really draw the "diverse" crowd that the Crossroads did and most of the trouble around the event is far away from the pack in parking lots, on the walk home and around the perimeter of the festival . . . In this instance, yes, CCW might save lives and thwart and/or discourage criminals from preying on vulnerable people.
And so we ask . . .
DO YOU AGREE WITH THE KANSAS CITY STAR: WILL GUN-FREE-ZONE LAWS KEEP THE PLAZA SAFE?!?!?
You decide . . .