http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ ... _OPINION06Gun-free zones? Try this on for size: Columbine gun-free zone. New York City pizza shop gun-free zone. Luby's Cafeteria gun-free zone. Virginia Tech University gun-free zone. Conversely, at the Salt Lake City shopping mall, an off-duty police officer with a gun in his belt stopped a violent murderer from killing more innocent victims. A high school student in Springfield, Ore., ran to his pickup and retrieved his .22-caliber squirrel rifle, halting a runaway murderer from turning his school into another Columbine.