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Gun Free Zones
by Don Bekeleski


We had another shooting on a military base. More Americans are dead because of The Commander in Chief’s ridiculous rulings. Obama decreed that he does not want military people walking on base with guns long before the last base shooting. Guess he doesn’t learn from mistakes. 

These are real upright American soldiers getting killed over his policies. Can you imagine being the spouse, mother, or father or child of one of these soldiers and getting the news that your loved one was killed on base here in the United States! 

Then their next comment would be how could that happen? They are soldiers guarding our country and they cannot defend themselves because our president doesn’t want them arming themselves.  Who do you think they will blame for the death of their loved one? YOU BET!!  He doesn’t care as long as the law-abiding soldier cannot shoot back and all the criminals and whackos know it.  



All the school shootings we have mourned. Many other places also we have suffered death of good Americans because politicians create these zones “so no one will get hurt” in those zones  HA—WHAT A JOKE! We have to get more people with ‘common sense” elected and not keep currant legislators who think what they are doing what is right! 

You have to check on candidates and ask what their mindset is. We can’t keep leaving or creating more gun free zones. It’s like a neon sign to criminals—COME PLAY HERE! 

In the meantime more and more Americans are getting killed by it! All the politicians do is ‘blame the gun’ but the blood of those people are on their hands for creating another “Gun Free Zone”!  

Here’s a tip. No gun pulls its own trigger. No gun gets up, goes in the car and drives itself to these zones. Don’t blame the damn gun!   It’s the person behind it whether it was a knife, a rope or anything else. Put the blame and the blood on the heads of the politicians that created those zones.  

If “one’ soldier would have been armed it may have cut the killing very short. He could at least pin them down and not let them walk the base randomly picking targets. The order given to the military at FT. Hood was to take cover and stay away from doors and windows!  Telling military men to do this instead of at least letting all the officers be armed.  I was in the army—officers are all over a base. All they need is to hear the shot and move like a squadron to the noise.

But instead cower like victims, even the officers, because the Commander in Chief doesn’t want you shooting at the bad guys. He prefers the bad guys do the shooting! 

It will probably take 15 minutes or so for regular GI’s to respond to get some guns or military police arrive from spot on post.—MMMM, same response time anyone in those schools, hospitals, parks, stadiums, and all the rest of the places Illinois has banned CC!  Who rules the parks and even some of the forest preserve areas—the gangs.

Who does that cut off from using the great parks and preserves we have—law abiding, because they don’t have a gun to protect themselves in the beautiful places that were built for them to use. Ever been in a forest preserve alone? Usually there are other people, but if you are there alone and a stranger starts approaching you get that apprehensive feeling in your stomach as to, “is this trouble or not”!  So far all these tragedies we here read about are in these zones.

I want to know when three people in a park get shot by some yo yo, how does that politician feel inside, when he thinks to himself, ”I voted to make that a gun free zone”!  How do they sleep at night with blood on their hands, just as much as the blood on the shooter’s hands? They helped disarm the law-abiding person who could have shot the criminal and still be alive Why does Illinois persist in having citizens be victims in all these places?  Wisconsin laughs at us. They have about 6 places of restriction.  They can even go into bars there –as long as they do not consume alcohol.  Their law has been in effect for three years already and with all the areas they carry where we can’t, there has been no trouble. 

I agree with Wayne LaPierre when he said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”!  Right now I’m sorry to say in our 21 places of gun free zones there are no “good” guys with a gun.  Lord help us stay alive until our legislatures take off the rose colored glasses and really sees the danger to us  that is present in these areas!


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Question 11.a. Actual Transferee/Buyer:
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