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Are You Dumb Enough To Believe ‘Gun Free Zones’ Work?

I thought I had seen it all.  Turns out I was wrong.

A couple of weeks ago, I witnessed a battle happening on my public figure page.  Two people were going at it over whether “gun free zones” actually work.

That’s when it hit me.

There are actually people stupid enough to believe it.

STUPID enough to believe that a person planning on committing mass murder would see a sign saying “no guns allowed” and say, “oh, man — I’d better find another place.”

No.  This doesn’t happen.  Ever.  Criminals don’t care about laws … much less signs.

Don’t believe me?  Look at the data.

From the 1950s through 2016, 98.4% of mass shootings happened in –– you guessed it! –– “gun free zones.”

For those of you weak in math, that means just 1.6% happened where citizens are allowed to carry.

Those of you reading this are pretty smart people.  I’ll let you weed through the stats yourselves.

SHARE this article with your friends and let’s help educate America with FACTS –– not FEELINGS. 

Kyle S. Reyes is President and CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing. He’s also an acclaimed keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing and social media. You can follow him on Facebook.

Gun free zones don't work

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