How gun free zones work and don't work

Colbert King:
Rubio wants to let guns onto D.C. streets. Why not let them into the Capitol?
I like Colbert.  I think he is a good writer and thinker, but his question seems to miss the obvious difference.

For a gun free zone to be effective you have to have limited access and the ability to stop and search people.  You have that in the Capitol complex and in most federal buildings.  To have that in the city of Washington DC would require stopping everyone who entered and sending them through a scanner and also stop people on the streets and check them for guns.

That is why the current policy of banning guns in DC is not working and only helps the lawless.

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