Thomas Massie Put Forward the Safe Students Act

On April 6, 2023, Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, introduced the Safe Students Act, which would scrap the Gun Free School Zones Act of 1990. This legislation was part of the Crime Control Act of 1990. The GFSZA bans lawful adults from carrying legally owned concealed firearms on school premises, and within school buildings.

Massie’s bill would simply get rid of the law and allow schools, teachers, and parents to determine how to best protect their students.

“Gun Free School Zones don’t work now and didn’t when Congress passed this anti-gun legislation over 30 years ago,” stated Dudley Brown, President of National Association for Gun Rights. “So-called ‘gun free’ zones don’t make guns magically disappear – but they do make criminals out of good people who would protect our children and stand up to deranged murderers. Repealing this ludicrous federal law would put criminals on notice that they’ll meet deadly force if they try to hurt our kids.”

Massie previously introduced the Safe Students Act in the last Congress. However, his bill did not receive a hearing nor a vote.  

“Massie’s landmark bill would protect our nation’s children from violent thugs by allowing law-abiding adults to effectively defend our children in the classroom. I certainly hope that Speaker McCarthy and pro-gun Republicans rally around this bill, give it a speedy hearing, and pass it out of the U.S. House,” declared Brown.

This bill will face significant opposition from the Biden regime and the Democrats in Washington, DC. 

“The painful truth is that the Gun Free School Zones Act has equipped evil individuals to carry out their crimes against helpless children. Joe Biden and anti-gun politicians will desperately attack millions of law-abiding gun owners who live peaceful lives, not because they want to pass laws which will save children — but to expand their disastrous policies which enable the loss of innocent life. I encourage every pro-gun Member of Congress to co-sponsor Rep. Massie’s lifesaving legislation,”  Brown said in a concluding remark.

Gun-free zones are effectively criminal safe spaces. Massie’s legislation would go a long way in allowing schools to determine their own security policies — by either arming qualified teachers or hiring security to keep schools safe. One thing is undeniable: The current gun control regime has not kept American schools safe.

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