Rand Paul Urges Elimination of Gun Free Zones
This proposal would require that local school boards and private businesses somehow be blocked from prohibiting guns. What happens to property rights and local control, those sacrosanct pillars of conservative ideology? As usual, nominally sacred rights of all kinds get thrown out the window when conservatives see a chance to advance their real agenda.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — Days after securing a re-election match-up with a wealthy Kentucky Democrat, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul declared his support for allowing guns in every school, movie theater and supermarket in America in a speech to the National Rifle Association.
Paul did not mention his opponent in November’s general election, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Instead, he focused most of his speech on displaying his pro-gun bona fides and urging the elimination of all gun-free zones, including public schools.
“Look, I’ve got children. I can’t imagine one of my kids being killed at school by a deranged killer. But, as a physician, I was trained to solve problems, to get beyond emotions and find answers,” Paul said. “I think one way to try to avoid these senseless killings would be to announce, once and for all time, that no school, no movie-theater, no supermarket in America will be left defenseless.”
Paul was one of two Kentuckians who spoke to the NRA’s Leadership Forum at Freedom Hall in Louisville -— a gun-free zone Friday — including Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.