To the editor:
“Gun Free Zone.” Yet another illustration of Washington’s good intentions gone awry. These notices act as magnets for those who are looking for a place where they can kill many people, gain the notoriety they so badly need and all without fear. It has been recently written and broadcast that 18 of 19 mass killings were in schools, malls and churches. Recommendation: Replace these signs with: CAUTION: Teachers and Students May Possess Guns.”
Plus, along with remedying the above problem, three more things need to be done: 1) Any felon found possessing a weapon is given a mandatory five-year prison sentence; 2) Anyone using a gun in the commission of a crime is sentenced to a mandatory 10-year prison sentence; 3) Anyone firing a gun while committing a crime receives a mandatory 20-year sentence. Each of these is specifically without possibility of parole. Criminals’ greatest fear is being taken from their street gangs and freedom to roam our streets.