The politicians, bureaucrats, various law enforcement agencies and even the media say this is the best way to keep people safe.
For a long time I doubted their position, but now...
Can everybody else be wrong?
I have come to the realization that perhaps the protection afforded our children should be expanded to protect ALL of the important people in our lives.
I think the "Gun Free Zones" should be spread to protect politicians by denying any firearm within a 1,000 foot radius of any and all politicians, and all public appearances should be publicly posted no less than 48 hours in advance so law-abiding concealed carry citizens will not inadvertently violate this simple restriction.
Likewise extend the "Gun Free Zones" to police stations, sheriff's departments, FBI, DEA and ALL other law enforcement agencies to help make their lives safer.
All bureaucrats should also be granted the same privileges to afford them a greater degree of safety as well.
After all, if it is so safe for schools, shopping malls, government office buildings, VA medical clinics, military bases, then why not?
This would, as a matter of law, also remove the armed guards that constantly hover around presidents, governors, and other high ranking officials, but you never really know that one of those guards isn't going to go insane at the drop of a hat, so that will further guarantee the safety of the person as well as the gathered crowd.