Outdoor Channel Takes on Gun-free Zones: The History of Gun-free Zones

The Outdoor Channel is taking on the myth that Gun-free zones help protect Americans in their powerful new documentary Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America, debuting on Wednesday, April 1.


The hour-long original documentary, which is hosted by Katie Pavlich – Town Hall news editor, FOX News contributor and New York Times best-selling author, will look into the history of Gun-free zones, their effectiveness, and how these areas are creating an environment for criminal activity to run rampant.



Gun-free zones don’t stop mass shootings.

Since 1950, all but two of the mass shootings that have happened in this country have one thing in common: they all happened in a designated gun-free zone. In reality these gun-free zones are not really free of guns; they are merely free of guns carried by law-abiding citizens. Criminals by their very definition don’t follow the law; why any politician thinks a sign is somehow going to make them switch course is a mystery to say the least.



Recent studies by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Purdue University shed new light on the effectiveness these laws have, as well as offer insight on what can be done to minimize their deadly cost. “Safe Haven” takes a step back from the public discourse on gun control and analyzes mass shootings in gun-free zones, as well as individual crimes where the presence of a legal firearm was denied by law.


We had a chance to watch “Safe Haven” during a screening at this year’s  SHOT Show, and I can tell you that this is something that needs to be shared with others — especially those that believe gun-free zones work.


“Safe Haven” takes a critical look at the history of gun-free zones in the United States and their effect on crime prevention through a series of interviews with law enforcement, industry experts and survivors, among others. The documentary explores how effective, or perhaps ineffective, these gun-free measures have been and offers possible solutions that would better protects schools, businesses and the public at large.


Safe Haven Premieres Wednesday April 1st at 4:30 PM ET on the Outdoor Channel.



Start now to make sure you are staying prepared.



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