3/01/2008

Very Biased Article on Whether Students Should Carry Concealed Handguns in Philadelphia Inquirer

I suppose that this article could have been more biased, after all it does start with a former Army officer, "who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan." The problem with the article is that all the "experts" that it cites are on the other side of the issue. Take this line from the piece:

The idea of loaded guns in beer-soaked frat houses isn't as farfetched as it seems. At least 13 states are considering some form of legislation allowing concealed-carry on campus, according to the National Conference on State Legislatures. . . .


The article mentions the University of Utah, though they have the current debate over the law wrong there (things are settled), but why not mention whether permit holders have been involved with any of the potential problems that the reporter raises? There are also other schools that allow students and/or faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns. I would like to debate some of these "experts":

"I would dispute anyone who says there's evidence to suggest that having students carrying guns on campus make our campuses safer," said Steven J. Healy, police chief and public safety director at Princeton University and past president of the group. . . . .

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Blogger TYF said...

As to the tired old "beer soaked frat party" argument...at least here in MI, if you have even a single drop of alcohol in your system you're not allowed to carry. It's a serious offense, and could trigger the suspension or loss of your concealed carry license.

Basically, it's just as illegal for a beer-soaked CCW-holder to carry at frat party as it is for any frat boy to do so now.

3/02/2008 12:44 PM  

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