Skip to comments.University of Kentucky students pushing for concealed carry on campus
Posted on 11/03/2013 2:14:22 AM PST by marktwain
Its a simple but earnest request: allow us to carry firearms for self-defense. Thats all the University of Kentucky Students for Concealed Carry would like, an opportunity to exercise their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms while on campus.
Our basic goal is to get legislation passed through the state legislature to prevent public universities from telling students with concealed permits that they cannot carry weapons on campus, the groups director, 22-year-old Taylor Waide, said. Our goal is to get attention and to get our mission out.
On Tuesday, in an effort to build awareness about their cause, the group held a mini-demonstration outside a campus Starbucks. While there, they passed out fliers and educated their peers about the importance of being prepared to protect oneself in life-threatening situations.
Little by little they hope to win over hearts and minds until eventually the reach a critical mass to precipitate reform.
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I get emails nearly every weekend about robberies, rapes and the like on incidents occurring in and around Georgia Tech. By Federal Law, they are required to email parents of attending students there; they also notify faculty and employees.
The campus has grown very much in the last couple of decades. It’s facilities now extend from west of the downtown connector to the east side (even westward in areas formerly industrial - and dangerous.
In just looking at the reports, the students have run the gauntlet virtually every day. Those misfortunate, or unwitting enough to be doing this at night are prime targets.
So far, most of the incidents have been robberies, but there have been rapes and beatings. It is only a matter of time for worse.
The feral inhabitants of the area would take a different view of the risk involved if the students allowed to protect themselves.
When did we remove “personal responsibility” in this country?
If someone has the right to carry - is responsible - and demonstrates the due diligence - then why not?
A bunch of afraid liberals that have the mind-set of their own likened minded peers - and then pass laws to protect them from their like minded peers - but actually affect the rest of us that don’t subscribe to liberal tendencies...pathetic, isn’t it?
It has been demonstrated that by arming honest people in poor neighborhoods it strongly drives down the level of crime there.
That being said, if contributions or fund raising or a raffle could raise just $10,000, it could buy 50 - $150 .22LR pistols and a $10 box of ammo for each pistol, as well as cover the taxes. And it would also pay for each pistol to be engraved “Not for Resale. Property of (organization). If found, return to (organization) for a reward.”
Every block of say 200 houses, with a gun in on average 1 in 4 of them, would then represent a significant “buffer” against crime. Apartment blocks would need even fewer guns to strongly improve security.
And there is redundancy here. If students can carry on campus, it means that both the campus and the student residence neighborhoods are safer.