They have been here long before 911.
They have just become more emboldened as of late.

As to gun free zones, one cannot avoid them completely and still like your life.
You can certainly avoid high risk locations such as alternative lifestyle nightclubs with relative ease, but sometimes you just have to take the kids to see the Mouse.

One cannot live in fear, that’s what they want, us to change our lives because of our fear of them. And I don’t know about anyone else but I have no plans to change my life because of some goat humping inbreed with no manners.
I may change theirs at some 1100fps or better.

My resolve has solidified, my belief strengthened.

Excellent choice on the Colt.
Find some good ammo, make sure you and it are running right and help someone else get to that point.