UCLA Shooting: Another Gun Free Zone
At least two people were killed during a shooting on UCLA campus today in yet another victim disarmament gun free zone.
“A UCLA police spokesperson said officers responded to an engineering lab and asked students to go to a secure location after the campus-wide alert system issued a notification,” reports NBC News.
At time of press, the gunman is still on the loose and has not been apprehended.
According to California state law, gun ownership is strictly regulated on the campus of UCLA.
Under Penal Code 626.9 PC, known as California’s Gun-Free School Zone Act, which was enacted in 1995, students are prohibited from carrying a gun within 1,000 feet of school grounds.
UCLA’s own campus policy also, “Prohibits the transportation and possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons on the grounds of UCLA campus, off-campus buildings owned or operated by the University, areas adjacent to University Property or to activities of or programs conducted by the University, whether on or off University Property.”
In October last year, California Gov. Jerry Brown also signed into law SB707, which banned students from carrying concealed weapons on school grounds and college campuses.
Of course, criminals don’t tend to obey laws, so the only impact of such measures is to disarm potential victims.