"Gun Free Zones" are VERY effective. It's WHAT they are effective at, that's the issue. What are they effective at? Racking-up a body count to be used by the anti-gunners and communists in government to be used to push for gun bans. That's who we have in Congress - people who pass laws dependent on innocent people dying to prove a point, albeit the WRONG point, but A point nonetheless. Don't think for a moment "gun-free" zones are meant to save lives. They are meant to COST lives to push the gun ban agenda. Don't think for a moment that they don't KNOW what they're doing. What's more effective at pushing a gun ban through than having a bunch of little innocent kids murdered at Christmas time, in a "gun free" zone?