Skip to comments.Debate on concealed weapons at college campuses heats up (Freeper in NYTimes/WSJ/Fox)
Posted on 09/22/2012 6:59:52 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
For the past two years, dozens of states have debated allowing college students to carry concealed weapons on campus. The issue is heating up in the Peach State where Georgia Tech students say an uptick of campus violence, has made them uneasy. Some want the right to carry concealed weapons on campus.
Concealed weapons holders are significantly less likely to be arrested or convicted of crimes than the remainder of the population," Robert Eagar of Students for Concealed Carry said. "However, the second they step on to the campus the argument is made they become irresponsible -- and can no longer carry their weapons safely."
Three Tech students were robbed near campus in Atlanta in August. More recently, a student asleep in his dorm room behind three layers of security woke up to a gun pointed at his head. He was unharmed, but robbed. Students who fear crime on campus, rallied this week for the chance to protect themselves.
We're not advocating for vigilante justice -- we're advocating that firearm is a last resort for defense, Eager said. Criminals know the population here at Georgia Tech is unarmed so we make an ideal target. Carrying high end laptops, cell phones, text book, whatever money you have. They know we have zero chance of defending ourselves against a criminal.
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Remember those armed citizen stories, and the campus carry movement posts? Well now I’m giving interviews to Fox News and the Wall Street Journal about them. :-)
Students for Concealed Carry got huge hits on the media today. We’d love it if you could come visit our Facebook page and help out us broke students in an Obama economy.
Besides, many people, including non-gun owners expressed a desire to live in the gun-owner dorm, knowing the other dorms, being gun-free, would be more susceptible to crime! DUH!!
I was at the Pearl street mall in Boulder last Sunday to have dinner with my sister who was in town on a flying visit. What a zoo. Too many weirdos and derelicts for me. it had been years since I had been up there.
The next student who would have otherwise been carrying a concealed weapon ought to sue the pants off them next time his/her safety is jeopardized while he/she is unarmed.
Just remember, dear friend, never “feel”, always “believe” and just know why.
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At 18 they’re considered adults. They can be drafted, seduced, intoxicated, but they cannot be armed. That’s liberalism for you - we can kill you, have sex with you and get you drunk or stoned, but don’t you ever try and defend yourself.
But not even the US Constitution supersedes liberalism!
Well done, DLR!
Bump for you, Dave.
I was on the GT campus yesterday. Boy was that a crappy game.
Only time I’ve ever been to Boulder was when Charlton Heston came to speak. Back in the Tyranny Response Team days.
Bravo, DaveLoneRanger. Well done!
“One man with courage...”
Nothing changes unless we buck the system. We only have the rights we’re willing to fight for.
Always remember this: We gunnies are Legion, brother, and you are not alone.
The point is that those murderers "not victims by the MSM" would not choose
specific targets where people may in the slightest chance, be armed, otherwise
"my argument goes" they would hit the malls for a high density of population.
Some may forget the planning these individuals are involved in where sometimes
the police have found they have planned months in advance. Does anybody really honestly
believe they choose unarmed locations for targets by chance? The evidence says absolutely no.
At least the police did their job and were around after the fact to clean up the Dead.
The gun grabbers just don't think it will happen to them I suppose. But they are willing to allow
others to be put down in the name of their erratic and very skewed utopian view of
how the perfect world should be. Gun grabbers are Dead Wrong.
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