Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Citizens Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions making it unlawful to possess or discharge a firearm in a school zone. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 3, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Citizens Protection Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF THE GUN-FREE SCHOOL ZONES ACT OF 1990 AND AMENDMENTS TO THAT ACT.

(a) In General.--Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (q). (b) Related Amendments.-- (1) Section 921(a) of such title is amended by striking paragraphs (25) through (27) and redesignating paragraphs (28), (29), and (32) through (35) as paragraphs (25) through (30), respectively. (2) Section 924(a) of such title is amended-- (A) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``(k), or (q)'' and inserting ``or (k)''; and (B) by striking paragraph (4) and redesignating paragraphs (5) through (7) as paragraphs (4) through (6), respectively. (3) The Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 (18 U.S.C. 921 note, 922 note; section 1702 of Public Law 101-647; 104 Stat. 4844-4845) is repealed. <all>

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Nation

4650 Supporting
291 Opposing
94% 6%

State: CA

325 Supporting
30 Opposing
92% 8%

District: 1st

14 Supporting
1 Opposing
93% 7%

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Organizations Supporting

We support the passage of HR 133, which would repeal the Gun-Free Zone Act of 1990 and Amendments to the act. Criminals intent on violent destruction target gun-free zones. Current law deprives citizens on their natural right to defend themselves (and in some states, others). Isaeli schools were targets for terrorists until the IDF armed faculty an parents took up arms. The tragedy at Newtown, CT showed school security is the issue, not infringing the natural rights of law-abiding citizens. Pass HR 133 into law.

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TenthAmendmentNH 2 years ago

H.R. 133 would “repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.” The Federal Gun Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(q)) prohibits possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet from the legal boundaries of a school with certain exceptions.

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In past attacks, when criminals have been presented with armed resistance (or even the threat of armed resistance), they have ended their attacks. Creating "Gun Free Zones" in our schools creates an environment where criminals are free to carry out an attack with little to no resistance being presented until law enforcement arrives - usually many minutes after the attack started, and after many people have been injured or killed. Criminals already disobey "Gun Free School Zones" now. Removing this restriction would allow citizens who are permitted to carry firearms in locations surrounding the school the ability to carry a firearm at the school. This would in turn make it more difficult for an armed criminal to carry out an attack without facing resistance.

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H.R. 133 would “repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.” The Federal Gun Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(q)) prohibits possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet from the legal boundaries of a school with certain exceptions.

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Florida Carry 2 years ago

Gun free school zones are a failure and an overreach of the Federal Government's authority. They do nothing to stop criminals, and are hardly beneficial in prosecuting crimes. Allow citizens who are properly screened and qualified in accordance with their States law to carry firearms for self-defense in and around schools.

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Gun free school zones are a failure and an overreach of the Federal Government's authority. They do nothing to stop criminals, and are hardly beneficial in prosecuting crimes. Allow citizens who are properly screened and qualified in accordance with their States law to carry firearms for self-defense in and around schools.

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Users Supporting

I support The Citizens Protection Act because...criminals and mentally disturbed people will bring firearms into to "gun free zones" regardless of consideration to the law. The "gun free zones" are just putting law abiding citizens at risk.

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IL
12
StephenLaverdure
IL-12
4 months ago

I support The Citizens Protection Act because...anyone that's legally able to own a gun should be able to protect themselves and there family at any time and anywhere. Criminals aren't scared of gun free zones but they are scared of people that do.

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KS
1
Stallion124
KS-1
5 months ago

I support The Citizens Protection Act because gun free zones are not. A person intending to commit an act of violence simply ignores the 'gun free zone' rule, and suddenly the zone is in acuality a disarmed victim zone. Criminals ignore the law by nature, so the existing law has minimal effect on them. Law-abiding citizens, on the other hand, obey the law, and are left defenseless by this counter-productive act. Please vote to repeal this ineffective and harmful law.

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VA
1
gherlone
VA-1
5 months ago

I support The Citizens Protection Act because the Gun Free School zone act is a complete failure. The Gun Free School Zone Act does not protect our children and, in fact, places a target on Schools.

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TX
31
FullMetalJacket
TX-31
5 months ago

I support The Citizens Protection Act because criminals intent on doing harm disregard the law and view schools as soft targets where law abiding citizens like me are defenseless.

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TX
3
TK11069
TX-3
6 months ago

I support The Citizens Protection Act because...my wife is a teacher in Nash County. If she has the ability to carry and conceal carry, the children will be better protected in the case of an active shooter entering the school

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NC
1
CharlesWatson
NC-1
6 months ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Citizens Protection Act because...adding more guns in our community will only create more shootings and this doesn't protect our citizens. If you pour gasoline on a fire, it only makes a bigger fire.

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FL
7
nomoretv
FL-7
4 months ago

I oppose The Citizens Protection Act because... Citizens Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions making it unlawful to possess or discharge a firearm in a school zone. Students and adults are killing other students and teachers with this law in place. If it is repealed, there will be even more school shootings. How horrible would it be, if it happened in our own district. We don't want our grandchildren exposed to more violence, and not in a place where they are supposed to be safe. Benjamin Franklin said: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Let's be preventive. We are the adults. We are supposed to be making intelligent choices to keep our children safe. Repealing this law is not an intelligent choice. Please vote against this bill.

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PA
10
Judy'sOpinion
PA-10
6 months ago

I oppose The Citizens Protection Act because school children are being shot every week and removing guns from the equation would remove the risk of shooting children - senselessly.

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CA
45
Safety
CA-45
8 months ago

I oppose H.R. 133: Citizens Protection Act of 2013 because..."Live by the sword, die by the sword." Our love for violence must stop.

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AZ
2
athnam
AZ-2
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 133: Citizens Protection Act of 2013 because...Having guns in schools will not make the kids safer; it will do just the opposite. Studies have shown that even the most experienced gun owners are irresponsible with their firearms and fail to keep them out of the hands of children. Now imagine how a first grade teacher will cope when his/her class gets out of control and one of the children grabs for the gun. Severe, deadly accidents will happen, and that doesn't include them potentially being left unattended, like the gun left loaded and unattended, forgotten, in a men's bathroom by a state senator with a concealed carry permit. It's a horrible idea and will only lead to more disasters.

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KY
6
meacara
KY-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 133: Citizens Protection Act of 2013 because I do not want my grandchildren put at risk by an impulsive person shooting a gun in or near their school. I think that school security ought to be strengthened, as is being done in many schools and should be done in all.

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GA
9
bl102455
GA-9
1 year ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Citizens Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions making it unlawful to possess or discharge a firearm in a school zone.

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