GUN FREE ZONES§ 18.2-308.1. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or otherweapon on school property prohibited.In Virginia, it is a class 6 Felony to possesses any firearmwhile upon(i) any public, private or religious elementary, middle orhigh school, including buildings and grounds;(ii) that portion of any property open to the public andthen exclusively used for school-sponsored functions orextracurricular activities while such functions or activitiesare taking place; or (iii) any school bus owned or operated by any suchschool
GUN FREE ZONES§ 18.2-308.1. Possession of firearm, stun weapon, or otherweapon on school property prohibited.If any person possesses any firearm within a public, private orreligious elementary, middle or high school buildingand intends to use, or attempts to use, such firearm, ordisplays such weapon in a threatening manner, such personshall be guilty of a Class 6 felonyand sentenced to a mandatory minimum term ofimprisonment of five years to be served consecutively withany other sentence.CLASS 6 FELONY 1 TO 5 YEARS AND/OR $2500 FINE
GUN FREE ZONES SOFT TARGETSWithin the last five years, there have been atleast 15 prominent, high-casualty producingactive shooter incidents.Most of these cases have occurred in locationswhere the shooter has been undeterred andunobstructed from carrying out their attack.
GUN FREE ZONES SOFT TARGETSThe incident locations have often beendescribed as soft targets with limited activesecurity measures or armed personnel toprovide protection for members of the public.The history of modern active-shooters in theU.S. shows us that the shooter(s) will be killedby the responders, will give up, or will killthemselves when the first hint of tacticalpressure is placed upon them.
GUN FREE ZONESA gun free zone will NOT protect our childrenwhen someone has decided to commit massmurder.
GUN FREE ZONESMost all of the mass murders in recent timewere done in GUN FREE ZONES.
TIME ON TARGETEric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 peopleand wounded 21 others in 16 minutes atColumbine High School.
TIME ON TARGETIn just under 15 minutes, James Holmes killed12 people and left 58 others injured during hisshooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora,Colorado.
TIME ON TARGETSueng-Hui Cho killed 33 people, includinghimself, and wounded 17 more in less than 11minutes during the 2007 Virginia Techmassacre.
STOPPING THE ACTIVE SHOOTERColumbine taught the Law Enforcement Communitythat you can’t wait for back up or the SWAT team…You have to go in NOW…the sooner someoneconfronts the shooter the more lives will be saved. In most all of the recent active shooter incidents, noother innocent victims were harmed after thepolice/armed citizen confronted the active shooter. In several incidents when confronted, the activeshooter shot themself.
STOPPING THE ACTIVE SHOOTER Armed security on campus will give us thefastest response time in confronting an activeshooter.