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Should Schools Be Gun-Free Zones?
A gun-free zone is an area where an average person cannot carry a gun. There is no legal definition, but gun-free zones frequently include schools, courthouses, jails, and airports. Most gun free zones have exceptions depending on the state. For example, some states allow teachers or other school employees with concealed carry permits to carry weapons on school grounds, other states allow guns in airport terminals, and almost all gun-free zones allow law enforcement officers to carry guns.
Source: Kerry Shaw, "What Is a ‘Gun-Free Zone,’ and What’s Behind the Movement to Get Rid of Them?," thetrace.org, Mar. 16, 2017
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