Monday, August 13, 2007

Self-defense is a human right - even if you are a college student

LibertyStudents push for guns on campus - The Washington Times The anti-gun crowd didn't manage to stop the Virginia Tech killings with their "no guns allowed" policies. Students now realize that if anyone is going to stop a madman, it is going to be the people under attack. To that end, they are organizing to have their rights respected.
"There's no way to know what could have happened, but the students at Tech, they really should have had a chance," Mr. Dysart said of the April 16 shootings in which gunman Seung-hui Cho killed 32 persons, then fatally shot himself. "They should have had the chance to defend themselves if it came down to that."

Virginia law lets schools decide whether to allow students with concealed-weapons permits to carry their guns on campus. One state school, Blue Ridge Community College, gave permission. Schools cannot prohibit nonstudents or other outsiders from carrying weapons onto campuses if they have legal permits.
This is about students in Virginia, but I can see it spreading to other states as well.

These are students, who according to Virginia law can carry concealed anywhere save on campus. Why is that? Are college campuses in Virginia immune to crime? Are they never the location of mass shootings? Or is it just that they are the hot-bed of liberal group-think?

Raven of And Rightly So! is looking forward to the debate.
Will those who think they know what’s best (the anti gun crowd) explain to these young people that they have no right to self defense?
Probably something along those lines.

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