Somewhere in offices in L.A. sits a bunch of California educators who actually believe they just did something to make people safer:
The Los Angeles Community College District’s nine campuses will be gun-free zones, according to a resolution passed this week by the Board of Trustees that bans weapons in almost all circumstances.
“It is our responsibility to provide a safe environment for our students, allowing them to feel secure and able to totally focus on their academic goals,” said board Vice President Scott Svonkin, who sponsored the resolution. “They must never be fearful about setting foot on one of our campuses.”
Here’s where liberals are amazingly clueless. They believe that putting up a sign that says “no guns allowed” would actually stop people like this:
The move follows a June shooting rampage at and around Santa Monica College in which five people died.
The suspected gunman, John Zawahri, 23, is believed to have killed his father and older brother at their Yorkshire Avenue home before setting the house on fire. He then carjacked a motorist and forced her at gunpoint to drive him to Santa Monica College, along the way firing at several vehicles and killing a campus groundskeeper and his daughter.
After entering the campus, Zawahri shot and killed another woman before he was fatally wounded by police in the school library.
Now that people like that maniac will be stopped in their tracks by the “no guns allowed” sign, students can feel completely safe.
At least one-third of mass shootings since 2009 have taken place in gun free zones. How can that be? Aren’t the killers reading the signs?
(h/t Weasel Zippers)