Well, they push the idea. Belief in whatever a politician is saying isn’t required for said politician. Luckily this guy is a Democrat, otherwise this would be an Akin ‘Legitimate Rape’ outrage.
This is all about control. There are no ‘Gun Free Zones’. There are no ‘Rape Free Zones’, ‘Speeding Free Zones’, ‘No Smoking Zones’ or ‘Crime Free Zones’. If declaring a zone free of something was all it took, then declare the entire continental US ‘Crime Free’ and be done with it. Hell, with a ‘Crime Free Zone’, you can still allow guns since no crime can be committed with them, right?