Friday, March 17, 2017

"No More Gun-Free Zones!" © 2017 Phillip Evans

At a rally in Vermont in January of last year, then Presidential Candidate Trump stated he would get rid of gun-free zones.

You know what a gun-free zone is to a sicko? That’s bait. ‘Gun-free zone?’ And then they walk in with whatever the hell they’re carrying..I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools — you have to — and on military bases. My first day it gets signed, okay? My first day. 
There’s no more gun-free zones.” [Bold mine]

Though President Trump did not specifically mention all Federal "gun-free zones", one should be safe in saying he also supports allowing law-abiding citizens wearing their pistols in many (hopefully most) of those places as well, since he recognizes that any "gun-free zone" is a signal to criminals that unarmed victims are available:

1. Army Corps of Engineers Land (several state parks occupy this Federal land). In fact, his administration is currently paving the way for citizens to carry firearms for self-defense purposes on ACOE land. We should get word on this soon.

2. Post Offices - Ever enter one with armed guards or metal detectors? 

3. Federal Park Buildings - currently firearms carry is allowed in national parks, but the buildings in the parks are off-limits. What if there are no separate restroom buildings or port-a-potties? Then you'll have to disarm before going into the visitor center to find a restroom.

4. Federally owned libraries and museums - Most such Federal buildings do not have armed security and metal detectors at the entrance checking visitors.

5. Federal Cemeteries - Not just buildings here - firearms are prohibited even on the grounds and in the parking areas. So if you want to pay respect to your loved ones buried there, you have to be unarmed while driving to and from the property.

The same ones who died to defend your right to bear arms are mocked by the very government they served. Those that gave the ultimate sacrifice would want their loved ones to be protected while traveling to and from National Memorial Cemeteries.


There is a Federal code section that seems to allow the interpretation that carrying for self-defense inside a Federal building is legal if self-defense counts as a "lawful purpose", but the courts have not ruled on this. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court IGNORED it in the Bonidy Post Office case:

the lawful carrying of firearms or other dangerous weapons in a Federal facility incident to hunting or other lawful purposes." [Bold mine]

What can President Trump realistically do? 

He can issue an executive order stating that carrying a firearm for self-defense constitutes a "lawful purposeunder 18 U.S. Code § 930.

Then, he can ask Congress for a bill that codifies it.

And please, with any bills to help us, PLEASE leave out the word "CONCEALED". Just have the bills state "CARRY". Period. Let us have the liberty to carry our holstered pistols in plain view or concealed. Some of us prefer not to appear to be unarmed. The public, open exercise of our Second Amendment Rights is also an exercise of our First Amendment Rights. 

My visibly holstered firearm is my statement that I choose to not be a victim, and that you can make the same choice. Carry lawfully in the manner you are comfortable with, and let others do the same.

What can you do?

You can write and call the President, and respectfully remind him to follow through on his promise to get rid of "gun-free zones", and remind him of all the various ones such as noted above. He may not even be aware of the myriad of places citizens are forbidden the means to defend themselves.

President of The United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Phone Numbers
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Comments: 202-456-6213
Visitor's Office: 202-456-2121

*** Additionally, to give this national exposure, if you can get through on the phone to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Herman Cain, Mark Levin, Larry Elder, Michael Medved, etc., then talk on-air about wanting President Trump to address the "gun-free zones" of post offices, Federal Park buildings and other unsecured Federal buildings such as libraries and museums, and National Memorials where citizens would be sitting ducks in an armed attack by robbers, nutcases, and terrorists. ***

Pass this along to everyone who cares about protecting themselves and their loved ones!


  1. Replies
    1. Absolutely! Apparently, "infringed" doesn't mean now what it meant when the Constitution of the United States was written.

      We can thank anti-liberty politicians and judges for that.