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WA universities should study Oregon ruling on campus CCW
Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 September, 2011 | Dave Workman

Posted on 10/01/2011 5:20:00 AM PDT by marktwain

A ruling by the Oregon Court of Appeals this week is causing no small degree of consternation among Beaver State university officials, and their colleagues north of the Columbia River might want to give the issue some attention because it overrules campus bans on firearms thanks to Oregon’s preemption statute.

Washington adopted state preemption in 1983 and strengthened it two years later. The Evergreen State law has become a model for preemption statutes in several other states. Yet here in Washington, universities and colleges still prohibit even legally-licensed students, staff and teachers from being armed on campus, under state administrative codes.

Those codes, say gun rights activists, do not trump state law.

It is a dilemma made even more difficult by the growing interest in personal protection that is being fueled by Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. SCCC was founded the day after the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. Students who were legally able to carry guns anywhere else decided that they wanted a fighting chance in the classroom if something like the Virginia Tech massacre occurred on their campus.

Naturally, university officials are terrified of the proposition, as are some students. Remarkably, or perhaps not so much, the Portland Oregonian reported yesterday that one critic of the court ruling is Ben Eckstein, the 21-year-old student body president at the University of Oregon. Here’s what he said:

"Students feel our college campus should be a place where we can learn safely, engage safely. When anybody brings a lethal weapon on campus, it threatens our ability to learn safely."

One is compelled to ask Eckstein why he would think this. What about armed police officers; how do studies differ when there’s an armed cop moving around campus?

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; or; sccc; wa
It is clear from the response of anti-freedom zealots, that it is not the *gun* that they fear, but free people with guns.
1 posted on 10/01/2011 5:20:03 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Damn that there peskey, nasty stinky bedwetting 2nd ammendment critter!
ESPECIALLY when a court (!) actually ENFORCES it!
Whooda thunk it?

In Oregon of all places?

2 posted on 10/01/2011 5:31:36 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Flintlock

“In Oregon of all places?”

I just graduated from UO in 2010 and my daughter is a senior there. My daughter just told me that a student in one of her classes did a class project this week as a 911 Truther. The rest of the class wouldn’t tolerate her nonsense. They made this girl answer to the facts about 911. True to form, the instructor stepped in and scolded the class for giving her a hard time. My daughter and I were shocked that the students in the class weren’t towing the liberal line. We can’t figure out what’s going on............

3 posted on 10/01/2011 6:08:49 AM PDT by Oregon Betsy Ross
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