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OU Students To Wear Empty Gun Holsters This Week (OH) ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/03/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT by marktwain

Members of the Ohio University Second Amendment Club are planning to take part in a nationwide protest this week against laws that ban concealed weapons on college campuses.

From Tuesday until Friday, the students will wear visible, but empty, gun holsters.

"The hope is to interact with people. It's kind of a way to start these conversations and to say our viewpoints," said Thomas Stierhoff, president of the club.

The club has between 10 and 20 active members and about 100 alumni on its mailing list.

In Ohio, concealed weapons are allowed in many places. Last fall, carrying firearms in bars became legal. The students question why college campuses should be different, if the person who carries the gun is trained and has a license.

"They say one of the reasons for the ban is that college students get into drugs and alcohol. Personally, I have never seen a student coming into a 10 o'clock class drunk," Stierhoff said.

The junior in college said he has been shooting since he was about 12 years old. For him, guns were part of growing up because his parents were both police officers.

"It's an interest of mine. I enjoy shooting. I kind of like the physical aspect of it. There is a bullet in your gun and all these mechanical things have to happen to shoot," he said.

Stierhoff said he does not think allowing guns would make campuses more dangerous.

"If anyone ever was in trouble, who do they call? They call a police officer because they have a gun. I think everybody should have the ability or the chance to defend themselves."

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; campus; ccw; oh
The article is interesting because it does not have the usual "blood in the streets" theatrics.
1 posted on 04/03/2012 7:09:58 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

You never hear of a rampage like this at a shooting range, do you?

When you make ‘Gun-Free’ zones; you create an area where innocents are forbidden from protecting themselves, and where law-abiding citizens are forbidden from defending the helpless. People intent on murder know this; and are counting on this.

Meanwhile, Libtards are still baffled by the repeated instances of schools where numerous students are hunted, and murdered in cold bloood.

2 posted on 04/03/2012 7:16:33 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: marktwain
The police and the politicians won't take responsibility for a failure to protect you. They've made it clear that if you're attacked it's going to be your job to defend yourself.

When they actually assume a responsibility to protect you and can be held accountable if they don't, then they might have some basis to claim you don't need a gun for self defense. Until then they need to STFU and let you do your job.

3 posted on 04/03/2012 7:21:48 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: marktwain
If I were a homicidal psychopath (or a democRAT), I would be pissed at these 2nd amendment freaks.
4 posted on 04/03/2012 7:33:09 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Las Vegas Dave


5 posted on 04/03/2012 7:53:09 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...
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6 posted on 04/03/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo!! VOTE HIM OUT!!!!!!")
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To: Las Vegas Dave
These young people sound serious and reliable. They're right about the gun-free zones, and surely they will all be safer if there are gun-toting students peppered all over the place.

What did Hirohito say about invading the USA? He was afraid that there would be an armed American behind every blade of grass?
7 posted on 04/03/2012 4:41:46 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady
What did Hirohito say about invading the USA? He was afraid that there would be an armed American behind every blade of grass?

And Stalin said "Quantity Has a Quality All Its Own". The more guns are in the hands of potential victims the more fearful the predators will be to attack.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 4:08:49 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Hodar

Wish I were still a student at OU. I’d strap on my Galco Miami Classic in support.

9 posted on 04/04/2012 4:53:15 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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