Skip to comments."University of Washington Campus Vigilantes" Patrol Around Campus
Posted on 10/28/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by Sasparilla
A College student who has been robbed four times formed a self defense group called University of Washington Campus Vigilantes. Their goal was to patrol the area surrounding campus with other students who had concealed-pistol permits. It's currently illegal to carry guns on campus.
The group started a Facebook page under the name of University of Washington Campus Vigilantes.
Don't bother going to Facebook to see the page now because it was removed by Facebook site administration due to a "Violation of Terms of Service." They had 15 members before being TOS'ed by Facebook officials.
The group may not officially exist anymore, but students still carry concealed handguns in the area surrounding the University. Students believe that they still need to protect themselves since the campus police department investigated 10 robberies and assaults, mostly against students since the beginning of September.
Anti gun groups are apoplectic about the group's formation. In a Brady blog, they responded, "...our movement believes that fewer people carrying guns will help make our neighborhoods safer." The Bradys also proudly proclaim, "The gun lobby believes the opposite, that the solution to dangerous neighborhoods is pushing more people to carry more guns." They say the students' actions are paranoid.
The Bradys further say that many in the blogosphere make it a point to "Denigrate law enforcement." We are not denigrating law enforcement on this blog. Law enforcement performs as well as it can perform when you consider manpower, distances involved, and time needed to respond.
It is an indisputable fact that you can call 911 and be put on hold. You can call and get a busy signal. You can get an unconcerned 911 dispatcher. You can expect an 8 minute response time in the best of circumstances when you do reach 911.
Just this week 911...
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I was attending college in the 60s in Michigan when the riots broke out. Our fraternity house was located in a marginal neighborhood.
A number of my brothers were farm boys from Ohio and Indiana.
Those guys dashed home and came back with a stash of arms that would have impressed the Army.
I might drive thru there in the daylight now....
In an uparmored HumVee
Even twenty years ago when I was a graduate student at the Dub, I would avoid “the Ave” at night. For awhile, I taught a night class which required me to catch a bus at the I-5 bus stop. Even then, I walked down 45th Street with my head on a swivel and would cross the street to avoid poorly-lit areas. I would have absolutely forbidden my wife to walk there alone.
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