To clarify for the citizenry why Gun Free Zones Work please remember that those with criminal intent showing up at a venue that is a Gun Free Zone will be stopped from committing any gun crime because GFZ signs are conspicuously posted.
If by chance the would be criminal enters the area, they notice the GFZ sign (shooting a bullet through the sign would be an indicator of this) or even if they don't see it, the first citizen he comes into contact with will be responsible for reminding them their actions would be criminal act, that he is in a GFZ, and that it is illegal to bring a weapon onto the premise. If the Criminal fails to heed the friendly reminder, the law-abiding Citizens should then simply follow the well established and tested safety protocol of Hide, Cover, Bleed and Die. (HCBD)
It takes the cooperation of all involved, both the criminals and the potential victims, for GFZs to work. Cooperation and Good Jobs are key. Please do your part to ensure Gun Free Zones continue to thwart armed criminals.
You cooperation is appreciated.