4/23/2009

Some Texas Economics Professors Push to End Gun Free Zones on College Campuses

The Dallas Morning News has this op-ed piece:

Mass public shootings are a horrific feature of modern life. Many of the bloodiest examples of this scourge have occurred on college campuses. As professors, we are particularly sensitive to this danger.

Despite this – no, because of this – we support a bill currently pending in the Texas Legislature that would permit the concealed carrying of firearms on college and university campuses in the state by holders of concealed-handgun permits.

Any public policy involving matters of life and death should be decided only after weighing carefully the competing risks. Examining the relevant facts and data indicates that permitting Texas permit holders to carry weapons on college campuses would improve safety because:

•The best available empirical evidence shows that concealed-carry laws reduce the incidence of mass public shootings.

•Mass public shootings occur almost exclusively in places – like universities – where concealed carry is proscribed.

•There are numerous examples of firearms owners acting to disarm would-be mass murderers, thereby saving lives.

•Concealed-handgun-permit holders are overwhelmingly law-abiding individuals. . . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez:

"•The best available empirical evidence shows that concealed-carry laws reduce the incidence of mass public shootings."

- We need more mass public shootings to advance our gun ban agenda, not fewer!

"•Mass public shootings occur almost exclusively in places – like universities – where concealed carry is proscribed."

- That's why we need to keep it proscribed! We need the body count!

"•There are numerous examples of firearms owners acting to disarm would-be mass murderers, thereby saving lives."

- We need more nonviolence training! Pacifists aid our cause; they're easier to kill.

"•Concealed-handgun-permit holders are overwhelmingly law-abiding individuals. . . . ."

That's what's wrong with them! Only our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminals should have guns! Concealed-handgun-permit holders protect capitalism and encourage a stable society; we want to destroy capitalism and bring down America. CCW makes no sense! We need sensible gun laws!

4/23/2009 11:12 AM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Nice post Chas. Too bad it's so very true.

Take an action out of context, hype it up, and then use it to promote slavery in the cause of saftey.

If it bleeds, it leads, no?

4/23/2009 2:48 PM  
Blogger Braxton Hicks said...

I would like to see if a news agency would get favorable ratings by highlighting stories about handgun owners stopping crime, or better yet - criminals. The coverage of the criminal using the gun has been tried and is now tired!

4/24/2009 10:59 AM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

"I would like to see if a news agency would get favorable ratings by highlighting stories about handgun owners stopping crime, or better yet - criminals. The coverage of the criminal using the gun has been tried and is now tired!"

It is all they have to work with Braxton Hicks. To them, the truth is an obstacle to their agenda.

Said agenda is control over others, vs. self determination.

4/25/2009 12:37 AM  

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