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The Common Sense Gun Control Catch -22

The hoplophobes who try to brand their personal paranoia try to label their fears as Common Sense Gun Control.   The hoplophobes tell you, over and over, that you don’t need guns because the police have guns and are their to protect you.  Yet the courts, over and over, rule that the police have no duty to protect you, from South Florida Sun-Sentinel [1]:

A federal judge says Broward schools and the Sheriff’s Office had no legal duty to protect students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 students who claimed they were traumatized by the crisis in February. The suit named six defendants, including the Broward school district and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as well as school deputy Scot Peterson and campus monitor Andrew Medina.

Bloom ruled that the two agencies had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody.

Hat tip and Reax, Bearing Arms [2]:

[T]he law requires these potential victims to be disarmed. It makes it impossible for them to defend themselves from an attack, even while the state has absolved itself of any responsibility to protect those they’ve disarmed.

Frankly, it’s disgusting.

The good new for those inclined to rush a newspaper, say the Sun Sentinel, is that the police has no duty to rush into stop you.  So say the judge who work from their armed and protected courthouses.