Gun Free Zones are also known as unarmed victim zones (in military speak – “kill zones”). With next week’s IFC Educators Academy, we will showcase a proven solution to protecting Iowa’s kids…arming present, willing, and trained school staff to intervene immediately to stop any threat to our kids.
A highly regarded researcher just published the obvious (to most of us) answer to this question. Allow armed citizens to defend themselves. Here is the Abstract from the study. I suggest you read the entire thing (link below).

Is There a Policy That Reduces Mass Public Shooting Deaths?

Carlisle E. Moody1
1 Department of Economics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795, USA
Received: June 1, 2023 Accepted: June 12, 2023 Online Published: July 21, 2023
doi:10.22158/elp.v6n2p15 URL:


The fact that an individual is willing to commit the most serious crime that carries with it the most serious
punishment means that that person is unlikely to be deterred by laws with less serious consequences. This
situation is compounded by the fact that many multiple victim public shooters are expecting, even
planning, to die in the commission of their crimes. Combining newly developed and traditional
difference-in-differences methodologies, we analyze several policies that have been suggested as
possibly effective in reducing deaths due to mass public shootings. We find that none of the proposed
policies significantly reduce such deaths. However, we find evidence that mass public shooting deaths
are lower in places that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.


Link to full Study:

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Shoot Straight, Speak The Truth, and Never Surrender Our Liberties.

Dave Funk
President, IFC