Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Extra Credit

ksl.com - Weber State University Offering Concealed Weapons Class Well, not quite. This class is not for college credit, but it might save your life.
Classroom instructions are given by a professor of anthropology, who doubles as a concealed weapons instructor. Ron Holt says, "I see carrying a concealed weapon as a kind of life insurance policy: 99.99 times you'll never need it, but if you ever do need it, you'll probably really need it."

This continuing education class at Weber State is not for credit. It's open to off-campus folks too, as long as they're at least 21 years old and meet legal requirements for a gun permit.
This bothers the reporter so much that he just had to find a negative reaction. Of course he had to go to a completely different campus to get it. Now either he was too lazy to go to the campus in question, or he couldn't find anyone there who thought it was a bad idea.
We sought reaction at another campus: the University of Utah.

Cameron Strickland disagrees with Holt. He says, "I don't think that's a good idea, to have guns on campus."

"I don't really feel like I should be sitting next to someone with a gun," says Shannon Hook. "And in case something does happen, I don't really necessarily believe everybody has the capability of actually doing something without maybe hurting other people in the process."

But one student applauds the idea. Jake Coburn says, "It gives everyone a sense of confidence, that they can defend themselves."
My guess is he was too lazy to make the trip.

4% of Utah citizens have CCW permits. 1 out every 25 people. The Left doesn't like that much. [h/t Alphecca]

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