EDITORIAL: Gun-free campuses are safety-free zones
Colleges should permit concealed carry
Five years ago Monday, 32 students and teachers lost their lives in a shooting at Virginia Tech. Earlier this month, seven students were killed and three wounded at a small California Christian university. These tragedies exemplify the failure of “gun-free” school zones and are evidence for the need to overturn concealed carry bans on campuses so law-abiding citizens can defend themselves against maniacs.
In the April 4 incident, One gunman allegedly lined up nursing students against a classroom wall at Oakland’s Oikos University, from which he had been expelled, and opened fire. The shooter had no reason to fear for his own safety because firearms are banned at most postsecondary schools across the nation.
“Colleges invite these shootings by guaranteeing criminals their victims will be disarmed,” - Students for Concealed Carry spokesman David Burnett
Most colleges are exempt from concealed carry laws, but the movement to repeal campus gun bans is expanding.
The Second Amendment grants Americans the right to keep and bear arms. Where that right is respected, security prevails. Gun-free colleges risk becoming free-fire zones for troubled individuals. Common sense dictates that responsible gun bearers should be allowed on campus.
The Washington Times