5/07/2010

Poll on banning college students and other adults from carrying concealed handguns on campus

The poll is available at the bottom of the column on the right here. From the Colorado Springs Gazette:

The dangerous new gun ban at Colorado State University is gone, thanks to a wise decision by the university’s board of governor’s Wednesday to rescind it.

Gun bans remain at most other campuses in Colorado for now, including the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said he will undermine the UCCS gun ban until it goes away.

“Nobody’s coming into my jail on that charge,” Maketa told The Gazette’s editorial department. “I will not cooperate with that in any way because in my view it’s not a legitimate and arrestable offense.” . . .

Campus gun bans get students killed because killers don’t obey them. It’s hard to know how the Virginia Tech massacre might have been different if all law-abiding adults hadn’t been disarmed. We know that psychopath Seung-Hui Cho disobeyed the gun ban and killed 33 students over a span of nearly three hours without resistance because nobody within sight or earshot of the carnage was armed.

Soon all campus gun bans will be gone in Colorado. Someday society may look back with disbelief regarding rules that made sitting ducks of young adults on campus.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Al B. said...

"It’s hard to know how the Virginia Tech massacre might have been different if all law-abiding adults hadn’t been disarmed."

Actually, John, it's not that hard to imagine. See your book, "More Guns, Less Crime" for a description of the McDonald's shootout in Jerusalem in 1984, when 3 terrorists armed with machine guns managed to kill 1 Israeli before being subdued by armed Israeli civilians.

It's unlikely that Cho was expecting any armed resistance either, or he may not have acted at all. And even if he had, it's unlikely that he would have been able to murder nearly as many people as he did if only only a few of them shot back.

5/07/2010 10:28 AM  

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