Skip to comments.Radford’s self-defense ban goes into effect even as VCU sees huge increase in crime against students
Posted on 10/30/2012 2:30:27 PM PDT by JohnPierce
Last weeks Virginia Register contained the final publication of Radford Universitys campus weapons ban. This may seem rather sudden to those familiar with the rather long and complex notice and comment process by which most regulations are promulgated in Virginia. After all, the regulation was only first voted on by the Radford University Board of Visitors on Friday September 14th.
However, thanks to the ill-advised fast-track regulatory power granted to state-operated colleges and universities by § 2.2-4002(A)(6), the regulation becomes effective immediately upon publication without any public notice or comment period as would normally be the case with regulatory rulemaking.
It is with great sadness that I noted the final regulation bans not only firearms but also common self-defense products often carried by female students such as stun guns. Radford seems incredibly determined to eliminate any possible way that a student could possibly defend herself.
The publication of this regulation and the associated disarming of Radfords adult students ironically comes on the heels of a massive crime spree against students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Back on October 19th, VCDL ran the following in their VA-ALERT:
The violent crime spree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond continues. There were THREE more robberies of students Tuesday night alone! As you recall, VCU had a town hall meeting on safety after another group of SIX robberies a few weeks ago. While adding more officers and hiring some unarmed security guards is supposed to help the crime problem, it isnt a guarantee by any stretch of the imagination. Tuesday night shows the futility *and danger* of depending on someone else for your own defense.
BTW, VCU already has more police officers than any other Virginia university
At the crime town hall meeting, the VCU Chief of Police seemed puzzled by the fact that criminals were coming from long distances to victimize VCU students. I wasnt surprised. Violent criminals love a safe working environment and VCUs unarmed students, faculty, and staff provide just that!
As a former Radford student, it saddens me to see yet another of Virginias fine public universities fall prey to illogical policymaking based upon emotion rather than logic.
As the students at VCU have discovered, they are the ones that pay the price of making colleges and universities a haven for criminals while administrators hold town hall meetings and helplessly wring their hands.
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until one of their girls is attacked, raped by a gang of ferals, or killed....then we'll maybe get a little outrage but knowing this type of silly wimps, probably not even then...
Academics seem particularly determined to act as if they can establish a secular Utopia by passing rules and putting up signs. They are learned and highly credentialed morons who put everyone else in danger by the fertile environment they create for predators and perverts.
My brother just sent me this commercial. it’s on Youtube and I think it is very appropriate to this thread.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngsKzdKNAmo (Criminals for Gun Control)
Lol. Love it!
That is a very astute observation. I wonder if there is a psychological reason that they are so divorced from reality.
Lol. There is more than a little truth in that video! :)
Isn’t there though?
I’ve sat back and wondered many times if the apparent love affair with liberals/progressives with criminals can be compared to the Political Arm of the Irish rebellion and the Action Arm of the Irish rebellion against the Crown? Two sides of the same coin with the intent of getting their way no matter how long it takes, even centuries.
“until one of their girls is attacked, raped by a gang of ferals, or killed....then we’ll maybe get a little outrage but knowing this type of silly wimps, probably not even then... “
Certainly not, but there will be urgent meetings and after some back and forth, they will vote to have the campus to install help telephone call boxes around the campus. They will also install far more video cameras than anyone can watch, but the victims will be assured that the video will help bring any perpetrator to justice, that is if they can be recognized despite their hoodie.
But every one of these solutions will be based on calling the proper authorities and to never, ever, allow anyone who is not specifically authorized to carry anything that could be used as a weapon. For good measure, pen knives and nail clippers will be banned just in case.
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