Many people have been saying this today. But think about it if many students are allowed to say carry their handguns in their backpacks or where ever they please, and something like this happens guns will be pointed in all directions, ever heard of friendly fire? Then when the police get there who are they suppose to shoot, hard to tell when everyone is shooting. Then think about this, have you ever shot a handgun? It’s not what it looks like in the movies. I’ve taken handgun safety courses and obtained a licence for one but even I can still miss a target from 15 feet away sometimes. I am not for taking away the right to bear arms but I think before people go around saying let everyone who wants to bring their gun to campus should, needs to think of the consequences. Increased security of people trained to use these weapons should be looked into first.
DUHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Yesssssssss, In fact I have a CC for Nevada, I have fired every caliber of weapon from .22 up to a 20mm and 50 calibur.....Let me get this straight, you would rather the police not have to sort things out because if there were a lot of people with a weapon it might get messy...we I think that if there was a gunman and 30 students with a gun, then the majority of those 30 studenst would be aiming at the gunman.... get a grip
Look, most people have been brain washed into thinking that the “police” will come and save the day - well, that only happens on TV. And from my generation, having grown up in a rugged area of the country, my view of the “police” is that of Barney Phyfe, not Rambo, and from recent observations there is no need for this to change.
Then don’t fire at the person unless you’re closer than 15 feet. If you have a gun, you MUST use your head. I’m all for training. No, not everyone should have a gun. About half the people are just too emotional to handle having a gun. And the cops should be better at accessing a situation. If you demand training for gun owners, then it won’t be a wild-west shootout. If a killer is shooting and civilians return fire, no, they won’t hit each other. But I say again, you have a right to be alive. A God-given right IMHO. Not cowered in corner waiting for death. Ayn Rand was right.