Christy Stutzman is a wife, former teacher, and mother, who believes the “senseless acts of violence” often perpetrated on school campuses with a gun can be remedied not by taking away guns, but by taking away gun-free zones. To that end, Stutzman is rallying with other mothers around the country to launch Mothers Against Gun-Free Zones.
According to The Washington Times, Stutzman is focused on how her son will be able to maintain his own safety once he heads off to college, and having him in areas surrounded by “no guns allowed” signs does not really inspire confidence.
My No. 1 priority is to know with assurance that my son will be kept safe in every way and that, if attacked, he will have the ability and freedom to defend himself. Yes, by all means, we need to discuss the current lack of adequate treatments for mental health. There are obviously major issues that need to be addressed in that area of health care. But until that complicated subject is honestly addressed and corrected, there is one sure-fire, no-fail way to keep our kids safe: No Gun-Free Zones.
She points out that gun-free zones are obvious targets for madmen with guns, yet leaders on the Democrat side appear determined to maintain such zones at all costs–even when the costs include the lives of our children.
Looking at every mass shooting on record, since 2009, one thing is clear: Gun-free zones don’t protect, they endanger. The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) released a report in 2014 showing that 92 percent of mass public shootings between January 2009 and July 2014 took place in gun-free zones. Have we become so politically correct that we are willing to ignore the facts to the detriment of our children’s safety?
She explains that gun-free zones are places that are only theoretically gun-free and/or safe. In reality, the very existence of such zones is “an invitation for those with evil intentions who seek to attack the weak.” Stutzman is urging mothers across the country to come together in Mothers Against Gun-Free Zones and fight to remove the zones, which leave children, young adults, teachers, and professors vulnerable to attack on campuses all over this nation.
Christy Stutzman is the wife of Marlin Stutzman (R-IN-3rd).
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