Skip to comments.Guns on college and university campuses could soon be a reality(AZ)
Posted on 01/07/2012 5:57:58 AM PST by marktwain
PHOENIX - Arizona Sen. Ronald Gould plans to reintroduce a gun bill next week that would force public colleges and universities to allow students with gun permits to carry firearms on campus.
Gould (R- District 3) introduced a similar bill last legislative session which Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed.
"The new bill only pertains to concealed carry permit holders," Gould said.
Gould feels allowing students to carry weapons will decrease crime on campus.
"To disallow guns on campus, what that really does is create a self defense free zone. So people with evil intents, they know there's no weapons there," Gould said.
Gould has contacted the Arizona Board of Regents about his bill and while board members appreciate his intent, they are against guns on campus.
"We are not very enthusiastic about the idea of guns on campus because campuses are places where you want people to feel free to express strong opinions, and you want faculty to feel they can grade students based upon merits not upon fear," said Fred DuVal, board chairman.
DuVal added that allowing guns on campus will make it hard for police to investigate gun crimes.
"If there's an incident and a number of people pull out weapons to defend themselves, then law enforcement won't know who the shooter was, who is it that they are trying to chase, you could have chaos, " he said.
But Gould disagrees.
"As we've expanded rights to carry a concealed weapon we've seen crime be reduced at twice the rate of the national average because criminals are afraid," Gould said. "If he thinks he's going to get shot when he tries to mug you, rape you or carjack you, that's a good thing."
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Guns on college and university (not to mention junior high school) campuses are already a reality. The novelty would be guns carried legally and used, potentially, for defensive purposes.
Upholding the 2nd amendment could become a reality? The horror!!!
For the academic establishment, it is horrible. They’d rather have the perception of safety they get from claiming their environment is “gun-free,” even if that means unarmed, innocent people can be shot down by anyone who chooses to ignore the law.
This is not a problem, because this never happens. The police do not arrive at an active shooting scene until many are already dead, usually including the shooter from self-inflicted gunshots. See VTECH, Community New Life Church, etc.
People (or a person) pulling out a weapon to stop the active shooter will save innocent lives.
There are already guns on AZ campuses. It's time that the good guys can be equipped to fight back and not run the risk of arrest for exercising their right to keep and bear arms.
It could also become history if Hillary has her way.
Why not?.. Guns dont kill people,,,
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