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November 21, 2007

Organization Pushes for Right to Carry Firearms on Campus

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is pressing schools to permit students who legally possess and carry firearms to be allowed to do so on campus. Most states forbid it expressly, or leave it up to the schools, most of which don't allow it either.

"We're not proposing to arm every student. We're not proposing that every freshmen get a handbook and a Glock," [spokesman Scott Lewis] said.

But he said students who are licensed to carry concealed firearms to movie theaters, public parks and other places should be allowed to take them on campus as well.

That's a pretty compelling argument (to me). I don't see anything particularly different about legally carrying on a college campus versus legally carrying in an apartment complex or a grocery store.

When Charles Whitman started sniping from the top of the tower at the University of Texas, radio broadcasts alerted people in the area and identified his location. Ordinary citizens grabbed deer rifles out of their cars and trucks, and began returning fire. Officer Ramiro Martinez, one of the two police officers who confronted and killed Whitman, said in his book the civilian shooters deserved recognition, because they made it difficult for Whitman to take careful aim without being hit. Perhaps even saving additional lives.

That too seems to me to be a pretty good argument in favor, but then I'm a moron.


h/t eddiebear



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