How President Trump can
Defang Federal Gun Free Zones

By Dean Weingarten. November 28th, 2016

President elect Trump has promised to do away with Gun Free Zones. Because of multitudinous, overlapping, Federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances and regulations, President Trump will not be able to eliminate all Gun Free Zones immediately. He can, unilaterally, do away with enormous swaths of them from the oval office, with a pen and a phone.

The key is to understand how these zones have been constructed. The Federal zones consist of three large pieces and a multitude of smaller chunks. The three large pieces can be eliminated by executive order and findings from the executive branch.

The three large pieces are:

Military bases and installations.
Property managed by the Army Corps of Engineers
Post Office properties and other Federal properties and Buildings

President Trump's executive actions will rest on a solid basis of law. The fundamental base is the Second Amendment.

The next layer is the interpretation of the Second Amendment by the Supreme Court in the Heller and McDonald decisions.

The third layer is precedent set in the Gun Free School Zone Act of 1995. .......

We recently mentioned the decision to end 'gun-free-zones' in military establishments - but here Dean Weingarten looks at the broader picture. This looks at Federal properties as well as the school zones element, much revolving around the "lawful purpose" interpretation. Most current 'gun-free-zones' are as ever and predictably, pretty much open to access by unlawful weapons! Change may be gradual but the important thing is that change actually occurs.

"You don't have to be Jewish to fight by our side."

© 2016 JPFO All rights reserved.

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
12500 NE 10th Pl.
Bellevue, WA 98005 USA

America’s most aggressive civil rights organization
We make the NRA look like moderates


Back to Top




The JPFO Store

Films and CDs