House GOP Comes Up With Plan to Make Kids Safer – Ban Gun-Free Zones in Schools

Posted on June 14, 2019 11:10 am
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Rep. Thomas Massie reintroduced a bill on Tuesday aimed at eliminating gun-free school zones across the United States.

Massie’s Safe Students Act, which has seven Republican co-sponsors, would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act passed in 1990 and which makes it “unlawful for any individual knowingly to possess a firearm at a place that the individual knows, or has reasonable cause to believe, is a school zone.”  Congress amended the original law after the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 1995.

The Kentucky lawmaker’s attempts to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act have failed in the past two congressional

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