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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:53 PM

Lawmaker (Michigan) Wants To Make Gun-Free Zones Liable If Someone Hurt

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Lawmaker Wants To Make Gun-Free Zones Liable If Someone Hurt
Bills would remove governmental immunity, make private zone owners responsible for security

A Republican state representative has introduced legislation that would hold government offices and private businesses liable if anyone is injured during a shooting in a gun-free zone on their premises.

State Rep. Gary Eisen, R-St. Clair Township, introduced House Bill 4975, which would revoke governmental immunity from lawsuits arising from injuries sustained on government property where guns are banned. Eisen is also the sponsor of House Bill 4976, which would make a government, business or individual that designates a property a gun-free zone responsible for the safety of individuals who enter it.

Eisen said the intention was to require a business or government that enforces a gun-free policy to take responsibility through measures like hiring security guards.....

Eisen said part of the rationale for his bill lies with a report that 98% of mass public shootings happen in gun-free zones.....

“We call them killing zones, not gun-free zones,” Eisen said.....

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It makes sense. If someone could sue me for an injury caused by negligence while on my property, why can't the same apply in like instances?

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imwithfred Oct 6 OP
Bob the Bilderberger Oct 6 #1
def_con5 Oct 6 #2
imwithfred Oct 6 #3
def_con5 Oct 6 #4
batcat Oct 7 #5
Currentsitguy Oct 7 #6
batcat Oct 7 #7
Currentsitguy Oct 7 #8
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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. That's a great idea

We need others to follow suit.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:06 PM

2. Are you saying

if I put up a gun free zone sign under present law I can't be sued if someone is hurt on my property? That's really loco.

Why I just might have to put one up.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:12 PM

3. ".....Are you saying.....under present law I can't be sued....."

Yeah, apparently that's the case.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 08:14 PM

4. I guess MGM should have put one up

They just agreed to an $800m settlement.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:40 PM

5. Put that sign up and you will find people like me will not enter your business. ...

I have a carry permit and I do not do business with those who put no gun signs on their doors if there is an alternative. Now if you have armed security I might reconsider.

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Response to batcat (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:45 PM

6. I could not care less about their sign

What I carry is between me and me alone. If I find the need to defend myself the last thing I am worried about is a stupid sign.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:08 PM

7. When concealed carry first passed in Florida a lot of stores had no-gun signs. ...

If I noticed one on the door of a store I did business with I would call the manager and explain why he lost my business.

It didn’t take long before most stores removed those signs. I still avoid doing business with any store that has a no-gun sign but that is rare today.

I agree that the sign is meaningless and if I wanted to enter the store with a concealed weapon nobody would know I was armed. It is just the principle to me.

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Response to batcat (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:09 PM

8. I completely understand.

I do it more as a personal FU.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:52 PM

9. I also understand how you feel. ...

No-gun signs attract criminals and mass murderers like honey attracts bees.

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