Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Allow Students To Defend Themselves

This past weekend, a killer in California named Elliott Rodgers stabbed and shot six college students in a murderous rampage. By the time law enforcement arrived, he had already taken his own life.

When are Americans going to realize that the only way to stop these criminals is to give people the right to protect themselves on college campuses?

Campus carry would allow students to fight back against school shooters. When a killer strikes, there is no time to wait for the police. Let me ask you this: if someone like Elliott Rodgers attacked you, wouldn’t you prefer to have a gun with you?

Gun grabbers are afraid that allowing guns on campuses would put students in danger, but nothing could be further from the truth. States that allow campus carry have not reported any problems. Utah specifically prohibits gun bans on college campuses, and the law has existed for years without a single serious incident.

Finally, lest we forget — the right to bear arms is an inalienable part of the US Constitution! Students deserve gun rights just like every other American.

I would prefer to send my kids to a university that respects the Constitution and allows law-abiding gun owners to carry on campus. In a worst-case scenario, they would be able to stand up for themselves.