Skip to comments.University Opens Off-Campus Range For Student Use
Posted on 02/21/2009 7:21:40 AM PST by epow
Kudos to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where it was recently announced that students will be allowed to use the university's off-campus firearm ranges to shoot. The two ranges, used primarily to train the university's police officers, will permit the use of rifles, shotguns, and handguns during designated shooting hours.
"I am a firm believer in using all of the university's assets to benefit students and to enhance the student experience at LU," said Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. "Recently, we have had students asking for a place to target shoot, so it made perfect sense to open the range to students. Without any cost to the university, we are giving students one more unique and educational activity to pursue." Students who choose to use the range must first pass a safety course, and the university will provide targets as well as a range supervisor who will be on-site during all shooting times. "The supervisor will be there for safety reasons and will also be available to assist students with their shooting technique," said Lee Beaumont, Liberty's director of auxiliary services. "In addition all students participating will be members of the LU Gun Club, and eventually we hope to have a competitive shooting team in addition to offering recreational shooting opportunities."
SACS might just walk right into a wall if they do the bidding of the “O” Team in selectively persecuting schools like Liberty. That would backfire on the whole bunch...
Great Post! Good to hear about Lynchburg-I was born there and have a lot of family in the general area. Liberty does a lot of good - glad to see them adding to the list. One more thing - if Jr. is anything like his pappy, he wont be bowing to anybody but Almighty God.-—JM
Hmm, may have to add that to Junior’s list of potential colleges.
Maybe, just maybe we are starting to get off the political correctness binge and start doing what is right and good for America.
These students will need these skills as the Obombanation descends upon the populace.
I’m the poud father of a youngster attending there. They can pressure the boards all they want. It won’t change a thing. Top quality eduation, safe campus environment in a beautiful setting, surrounded by good decent folks and a student body that actually says “please and thank you” and holds the door open for their elders and dates...and goes to church on Sundays. Jeepers! Go ahead, Barry. Give it your best shot. See what happens.
See! There is good news out there if you look hard enough.
I wish I could get my Grandkids to go there when they are of age.
One visit to the campus will do the trick. They’ve even got an ice rink and ice hocky team! If you go, be sure to visit nearby Bedford, Va. and the National D-Day Memorial with the kids. It’ll open their eyes like nothing else.
Can look at Hillsdale College as well..........
Hillsdale College students may soon have a place to store and shoot their firearms.
About 72 acres of land, roughly three miles south of campus on Bankers Road will open as a shooting range this fall, Hillsdale College officials said this week. The range will open initially without frills, though building storage areas for firearms is part of the long-term vision for the range.
It is against school policy for students to keep guns in their dorms.
Vice President of Administration Rich Péwé said he already has heard sharp interest from student, faculty and community members, eager for the new option to hone their shooting skills.
“We probably can’t [finish the range] fast enough,” he said.
The first phase of the shooting range, anticipated to debut in September, will include temporary traps at the range site with 100-target capacity and the resources necessary for some physical education classes on target shooting.
Péwé said the college also plans to purchase ammunition, targets, safety equipment and several shotguns to start Hillsdale College’s shooting program.
The college still needs to hire a part-time supervisor to maintain the grounds and oversee programs and equipment, Péwé said.
He said the college also plans to hire a part-time certified instructor to teach an introductory course on stance, sighting and trigger control. Students will be able to receive physical education for taking the course once the instructor develops and receives approval for the course curriculum.
The original land purchase was funded in part by the college’s Roland Ebersole endowment, which promotes Second Amendment rights.
They have their own form of political correctness - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/935532/posts
The D-Day Memorial is very nice in the fall.
Here's a larger image of that statue. Would you know the history behind its meaning? Thank you.
But as my Dad often said when he was still with us, God always provides what he knows we really need, which is not always what we think we need.
Emplaced at the midpoint of Stettinius Parade, this recasting of Edmond de Laheudries (1861-1946) Le Monument aux Morts retains the battle scars the original sculpture acquired during the liberation of Trévières. Its siting on a direct axis with the Overlord Arch invites comparison with the familiar images of the 28th Infantry Division parading through Arc de Triomphe during the liberation of Paris.
Enough of these schools and campus shooters will think twice. Other campus crime will also decrease.
I am a Student at Liberty U, a second year cadet in its Army ROTC, and just completed the first range safety class. I am currently one of only 40 students of about 13,000 to be able to use the range. The school is great, the ROTC is top notch, and the range is sweet. Any questions? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As you probably know, Jerry Falwell is now deceased and his son has taken his place at Liberty University. I'm not sure if he is also taking his father's place as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, which was founded and led by his father for many decades.
I realize that many conservatives didn't like Falwell any more so than practically all liberals did, and I am not entirely sure why that was true. Perhaps it was because he was sternly uncompromising on matters of biblical Christian belief and practice that are offensive to those who either believe differently regarding those same matters, or to those who are hostile to Christianity in general.
Whatever the reason, he was never intimidated by the criticism and accusations that often came from highly placed sources in both Democrat and Republican administrations and Congresses, or by the smarmy inferences of immoral behavior that were slyly made to his face by his enemies in the news and entertainment media. And he was certainly not intimidated by the the hierarchy of the apostate mainline protestant denominations that have for all practical purposes renounced the Christian faith of their denomination's founders and have become little more than willing tools of America's liberal left.
I suppose that the skin-deep "Christianity" now passed off as the authentic Gospel of Christ in the majority of today's mainline denominations' seminaries has been so deeply ingrained into the fabric of those denominations that biblical Christian views on moral and social issues are no longer in vogue with either clergy or laity. As a result, it's now quite possible and acceptable to be a "Christian" and at the same time be a practicing, impenitent homosexual or a trained and licensed physician hired to kill unborn babies without offending the drastically lowered moral standards of those denominations.
OTOH, Jerry Falwell and the Liberty University faculty stood, and Jerry's son and the faculty still stand, resolutely on the biblical doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in the efficacy of Jesus Christ's atoning blood and His resurrection from death by God the Father. It is abundantly clear that not much has changed in the last 2000 years regarding true Christians and the false pretenders who are wont to persecute true believers. All those in Christ who would live godly lives and who condemn the false religions devised by man will suffer persecution by false "Christians" and the openly hostile world as surely as Jesus' disciples were persecuted to the death by the 1st century antecedents of the 21st century heretics who now dominate the mainline denominational hierarchy and clergy.