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  • ID: Most Students Comfortable with Guns on Campus

    07/09/2014 6:55:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As I followed the story of the Idaho legislature making the carrying of guns on campus legal for a small subset of students that were highly trained, it was shocking to see how much silly disinformation was published in an attempt to railroad the legislators into voting against the measure.   Everything was thrown at them, from the usual "blood in the streets" fallacies, to smears of adult students as irresponsible drunks, to a highly inventive notion that Idaho campuses would lose funding for nuclear research reactors.  One educator asked when he would be able to shoot students, in a...
  • Are Campus Sex Crimes on the Rise? The headlines say they are, but the numbers are inconclusive.

    06/13/2014 7:13:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/13/2014 | Caroline Kitchens
    On Tuesday, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report on school crime and safety. The most widely reported finding of the 200-page study has been that the number of reported sex crimes on college campuses has increased by 51 percent, from around 2,200 in 2001 to around 3,300 in 2011. Headlines like “College Sex Crimes up by 51% Even as Other Crimes Fall, Study Finds” and “Report Sees Surge in Sex Crimes on College Campuses” proliferated. Have sex crimes on American college campuses increased by 51 percent? In fact, the report...
  • Told They’re Discriminatory, Student Christian Fellowship Kicked Off Campus

    06/11/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    The New York Times today reports on a disturbing development at Bowdoin College: For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. After this summer, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship will no longer be recognized by the college. Already, the college has disabled the electronic key cards of the group’s longtime volunteer advisers. … The students, who plan to meet...
  • Liberals Recognize Conservative Suppression On College Campuses

    06/02/2014 8:33:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | Ashley Pratte
    All along Young America’s Foundation has said that college campuses nationwide seem to be less and less objective—well now even Michael Bloomberg agrees. At a commencement ceremony at Harvard yesterday, Bloomberg stated that colleges are supposed to be a place where students learn how to think, not where they are told what to think. Just last week, Young America’s Foundation released its 22nd annual “Commencement Speakers Survey” which reveals that 43 liberal speakers and only 9 conservatives are scheduled to speak or have already spoken at this year’s commencement ceremonies at America’s top 100 colleges. Campuses are using commencement addresses...
  • A Comma Dean of Errors (Campus Fascism)

    03/18/2014 5:57:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: The fight for student’s rights continues. The series is stretching out longer than anticipated but you will want to keep reading. There's some good news at the end of the road. Dear Chancellor Miller (chancellor@uncw.edu); After laying the groundwork in my previous correspondence, I finally have an opportunity to respond to the sweeping claim that UNCW's student affairs division treats student groups equally, regardless of their political viewpoint. I will also respond to the Dean's claim that there are hundreds of student groups on campus that have been approved without any difficulties whatsoever. That claim suggests that those...
  • Are Colleges Finally Getting Tired of Anti-Israel Campus Antics?

    03/18/2014 7:19:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Between the UC Irvine 11 and now the suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University in Boston, colleges may finally be getting sick and tired of anti-Israel campaigns that have gone on for decades resulting in physical assaults, arson, vandalism and countless lawsuits.The American campus has become more ‘sensitive’ than ever with bans on offensive costumes and trigger warnings everywhere. Left-wing activism has traditionally gotten a pass, but even so a message is being sent to tone it down. In a series of three videos, the APT documented its investigation into Islamic extremism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Zionism at...
  • ID:Campus Carry Coming

    02/21/2014 1:15:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Tuesday, February 18, the Idaho Senate voted to reform current law to allow those with concealed carry permits to carry their defensive firearms on public campuses.   The bill is SB 1254, and has some interesting exceptions: "the exception of carrying within student dormitories and residence halls, and within public entertainment facilities, as defined." I suppose that this is the sort of compromise that was required to obtain the strong legislative majorities that the bill has attracted.  It passed the Senate by a 25-10 majority, and is expected to pass the house, where a similar reform measure was passed...
  • [Video] SHOCKING: Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Gun Owners in Concentration Camps

    02/04/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Guns Save Life.net ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] SHOCKING: Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Gun Owners in Concentration Camps February 3 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Wow. Just wow. This video really makes me lose faith in my generation. Either these people simply don’t care what they are signing or they really agree with imprisoning legal gun owners and repealing the Second Amendment. Either way – not good. In the video, Mark Dice, who is known for his videos where he gets people to sign outrageous fake petitions, showing just how uneducated most people are on the issues, asks students to sign a petition...
  • Idaho could be next state to allow guns on campus

    02/02/2014 1:10:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 28 January, 2014 | NA
    Idaho would join a handful of states that allow students, teachers and others to bring guns to class under a measure resurrected by gun advocates in the Legislature on Monday.
  • "Campus emergency" reported at CCSU in New Britain

    11/04/2013 9:35:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 68 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | November 4,2013v | Joseph Wenzel IV
    NEW BRITAIN, CT (WFSB) -Students are being advised to stay indoors and stay away from windows because of a "campus emergency" Monday afternoon.
  • University of Kentucky students pushing for concealed carry on campus

    11/03/2013 2:14:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 1 November, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    It’s a simple but earnest request: allow us to carry firearms for self-defense. That’s 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 group’s 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...
  • UNC board bans ‘gender-neutral’ housing on (17) campuses

    08/10/2013 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    News Observer ^ | 8/09/13 | Caitlin Owens
    CHAPEL HILL — The governing board of the UNC system voted unanimously Friday to ban campuses from letting students of opposite genders live in the same dorm suites or apartments. The decision reverses a housing policy that was unanimously endorsed by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees last year, and it comes just days before the plan was to take effect on the Chapel Hill campus. “Gender-neutral” housing was pushed for more than a year by UNC-CH students who said it would give some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students a place to live free of harassment. Opponents, though, didn’t like...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • Pennsylvania College Allows Students to Carry Concealed Weapons on Campus,

    05/20/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | 15 May, 2013 | Steve Bauer
    Now that one Pennsylvania university has decided to allow guns on its grounds -- in limited circumstances -- it's possible that other schools may follow suit. Penn State does not allow students to possess any type of weapons on campus. But supporters of the "concealed carry" concept think it's an idea whose time has come. Kutztown University, one of the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania, recently decided that students may carry guns in some instances. According to Kutztown University President F. Javier Cevallos, attorneys advised the school that, "a blanket prohibition against the possession of weapons on campus is legally...
  • Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating US college campuses

    05/18/2013 4:47:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/17/13 | Bob Taylor
    **SNIP** A quick read of the overview on the IIIT website sounds innocent enough with wording that readily appeals to an intellectual community. “The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a private, non-profit, academic, cultural and educational institution, concerned with general issues of Islamic thought and education. The Institute was established in the United States of America in 1981 (1401 AH). It is independent of local politics, party orientations and ideological bias. The headquarters of the Institute are situated in Herndon, Virginia.” Seeking evidence of contributing to terrorist organizations, the FBI raided the IIIT headquarters in Herndon in 2002....
  • North Carolina state House votes to allow permitted concealed handguns at college campuses

    05/13/2013 8:45:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 11 May, 2013 | John Lott
    By an overwhelming two-to-one vote of 76-38, the North Carolina state House passed a bill allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.  As with other states, private universities will be allowed to post signs that ban permitted concealed handguns.  Disappointingly, it would also not allow concealed handguns in classes, which means it would ban guns to and from student's cars.  With 44 Democrats in the state House, not even all the Democrats voted against the bill.  From WRAL television: State House lawmakers voted late Monday night to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, state property, greenways, bike trails, at sporting...
  • Why Is There a Campus Hookup Culture?

    04/30/2013 6:56:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/30/2013 | Dennis Prager
    It is well known that most college students engage at one time or another in what is known as a “hookup” — an emotionless, commitment-free sexual encounter. Recently I interviewed Donna Freitas, author of The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy. In our dialogue, we agreed that her book’s subtitle was accurate, but we disagreed as to the cause. Freitas, who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies, blamed it on peer pressure, the sex-drenched social media of young people, and the ubiquity of pornography. I blamed three other culprits:...
  • TX:Campus carry legislation filed in House

    01/27/2013 2:20:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    themonitor.com ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Reeve Hamilton
    Freshman state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, filed a bill on Thursday that would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on college campuses. The measure is similar to a bill filed by state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, one week earlier. Campus carry has been a controversial topic for multiple sessions and has come back into the spotlight after an argument on a Lone Star College campus in North Houston on Monday led to gunfire and multiple injuries. For opponents of campus carry, the takeaway is that more guns lead to more harm on otherwise safe campuses. For supporters, such...
  • ‘Gun-free zone’ enables Texas campus shooting

    01/22/2013 4:07:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | 1/22/13 | David Codrea
    A shooting at a Houston college has left at least three people injured and at least one suspect in custody, The New York Times and other media sources reported today. “Officials at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College announced an evacuation at 12:52 p.m. on its Web site, citing an incident involving ‘a couple of armed suspects,’” the report elaborated. The suspects were in violation of Lone Star College policy and the law. It is the policy of this System to prohibit the carrying of firearms, knives and clubs onto any of the System's facilities,” the college’s weapons...
  • Fighting the Campus Porno Culture

    12/15/2012 10:55:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/13/2012 | Ashley Herzog
    Last week, when I wrote about the pornification of American college campuses, many readers expressed their loss of hope in the current generation of students, as well as the administrators who encourage such a debased culture. If my column made you weep for the future, you’ll probably be even more disheartened by the book I referenced last week, “Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad” by Nathan Harden. The book is an expose of how, in the words of Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain, “some of our nation’s finest universities have allowed themselves to...
  • Campus Carry Bill Back On Tap For 2013 Session(NV)

    12/12/2012 4:52:35 AM PST · by marktwain
    carsonnow.org ^ | 11 December, 2012 | Sean Whaley
    CARSON CITY – A newly elected Republican state lawmaker plans to push forward with a bill next session to allow students and others with permits to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R- Las Vegas, elected to Assembly District 4 in November, has submitted a bill draft request to prepare a measure for consideration in the 2013 legislative session. The one-line description for the request says: “Authorizes the possession of a concealed firearm on property of the Nevada System of Higher Education under certain circumstances.” Fiore, a lifetime member of...
  • KY:WKU wraps up first semester with new gun policy

    12/04/2012 9:21:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    wkuherald.com ^ | 4 November, 2012 | Mary Anne Andrews
    This fall marked the first semester students have been allowed to have guns and other weapons in their vehicles on campus. After the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that public universities couldn’t ban guns from cars on campus, WKU had to change its policy. Prior to July 27, students were not allowed to have guns on campus in any capacity. The new policy allows students with valid concealed carry licenses to keep weapons in their cars, in plain sight. Students who don’t have licenses may still have the weapons in their cars and campus lots but must keep them in a...
  • The Wikipedia Takeover

    12/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/3/12 | By John J. Miller
    Prominent gender and media studies professors from across the country converged recently to help host what was dubbed by organizers as a “Feminist, Anti-Racist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon” to create or influence dozens of entries on the online encyclopedia.
  • Texas A&M student senate approves concealed handgun bill

    11/16/2012 7:44:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    theeagle.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | ALLEN REED
    Texas A&M student senators want handguns in classrooms, and with a little help from the Legislature, they might soon get their wish. The student senate voted 38-19 Wednesday to ask A&M university officials and state lawmakers to permit concealed carry license holders to bring handguns inside university buildings, said Rusty Thompson, interim director of Student Activities. Student Body President John Claybrook said he has not decided whether to sign or veto the senate's recommendation but wants to have a decision by Monday. The student senate's "Texas A&M Personal Protection Bill," reads, in part: "Seeing a need for self-preservation against criminals,...
  • Concealed gun charge against ODU student dismissed(VA)

    11/16/2012 9:22:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 16 November, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Misdemeanor charges of possessing a concealed handgun and an open container of alcohol in a vehicle against an Old Dominion University student were dropped in court. The charges against Te Edwards, 22, were dismissed Nov. 2, court records show. The charges stemmed from an investigation Aug. 4 near the 7-Eleven at 4720 Hampton Blvd. when police stopped the occupants of a vehicle and questioned them. Edwards said he had a loaded handgun in the glovebox. A change in Virginia law approved by the General Assembly in 2010 allows guns to be secured in a vehicle's glove box or in a...
  • Effort afoot to allow guns on Montana college campuses

    11/04/2012 6:35:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    missoulian.com ^ | 4 November, 2012 | MARTIN KIDSTON
    While some argue that the state’s policies work just fine, as evidenced by the lack of problems reported by campus police, Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, stands among gun rights advocates who believe that the Board of Regents has no authority to ban firearms on campus. Marbut argues that current laws leave students and faculty vulnerable to others with ill intentions. He says the time has come to revisit Montana law as it pertains to firearms on campus. “I think people tend to agree with us, pretty generally, that the Montana Constitution doesn’t give the Board...
  • Campus threats as of now....

    09/14/2012 9:21:31 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 46 replies
    9/14/12 | Ted Andrews
    1. Campus shut down at North Dakota State due to unspecified threat 2. Campus shut down at University of Texas due to unspecified threat 3. Campus shut down at Valparaiso University (NW Indiana) due to unspecified threat. 4. Yesterday, the Brownsburg Public Schools (Indiana) website was hacked.....by someone in Iraq. Forks, this is coordinated.
  • NDSU Campus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    09/14/2012 8:52:48 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Valley News ^ | 9/14/12 | Staff
    The campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo is being evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat. An emergency message sent out to students and posted on the university's website this morning ordered all students and employees to leave campus by 10:15 am. "This is an emergency message from North Dakota State University. NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m. This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus. This also includes the downtown buildings and agricultural facilities.
  • Police At Chicago-Area High Schools Want To Bring Rifles To Campus

    08/23/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-23-2012 | Abby Rogers
    Police At Chicago-Area High Schools Want To Bring Rifles To Campus Abby RogersAugust 23, 2012Magill/Flickr Despite the fact the city hasn't had any campus shootings, police in south suburban Plainfield, Ill., want to be prepared. The Plainfield Police Department wants to keep a rifle in the offices of high school police officers, NBC 5 Chicago reported Wednesday. “Unfortunately, in today’s society active shooter incidents are no longer something we see on TV," Police Chief John Konopek said. "They are reality.” Plainfield is home to four high schools. The department is specifically requesting to keep long guns such as AR15s in...
  • 10 States Debating Guns on Campus

    06/25/2012 11:23:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    collegestats.org ^ | 24 June, 20112 | Staff
    Last year was a banner year for proponents of gun carrying on college campuses. No fewer than 23 state legislatures saw bills introduced that would allow either faculty or students, or both, to bring firearms onto school grounds. The vast majority of the lawmakers in these states declined to change their current laws on the subject. Rather than giving up the fight, supporters of college carry laws have been rejuvenated by recent school shootings and have brought the issue back around in 2012. In these 10 states across the country, the great debate rages on. 1. Virginia: Looser campus carry...
  • 10 States Debating Guns on Campus

    06/25/2012 10:44:13 AM PDT · by marktwain
    collegestats.org ^ | 24 June, 20112 | Staff
    Last year was a banner year for proponents of gun carrying on college campuses. No fewer than 23 state legislatures saw bills introduced that would allow either faculty or students, or both, to bring firearms onto school grounds. The vast majority of the lawmakers in these states declined to change their current laws on the subject. Rather than giving up the fight, supporters of college carry laws have been rejuvenated by recent school shootings and have brought the issue back around in 2012. In these 10 states across the country, the great debate rages on. 1. Virginia: Looser campus carry...
  • College to offer concealed firearm-permit class(IL)

    05/29/2012 4:36:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    galesburg.com ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Joe Sanders
    GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Community Education program is offering a training class in June for those interested in obtaining a non-resident Utah concealed firearm permit that is recognized in 31 states. Valid for five years, the Utah concealed firearm permit is useful for gun owners who want to avoid state-by-state restrictions when traveling. The four-hour course is offered in two separate sessions: 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. June 16 at the college's main campus, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. The cost is $100, and those getting a Utah permit will have to pay a $51 registration...
  • This Month in FIRE History: Tarrant County College Bans Symbolic ‘Empty Holster' Protest

    05/26/2012 4:07:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    thefire.org ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Bridget Sweeney
    Four years ago this month, FIRE become embroiled in a battle that would end in a decisive victory for free speech in the courts. The controversy first began in March 2008, when Tarrant County College (TCC) student Brett Poulos attempted to organize an "Empty Holster Protest." In conjunction with other protests spearheaded by Students for Concealed Carry on Campus across the country, TCC students would peacefully attend class and perform other daily tasks while wearing empty holsters to signify opposition to state laws and school policies denying concealed handgun license holders the same rights on college campuses that they are...
  • Victory Over Anti Gun Educators in Kentucky

    05/24/2012 11:22:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2012 | KC3
    Frankfort, Ky --(Ammoland.com)- In April 2009 Michael Mitchell was at work, doing his job as an anesthesia tech at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Michael was at that time also a graduate student doing his pre-med work in preparation for medical school. But a comment to a friend about a firearm that was overheard by a co-worker was reported erroneously to his supervisor, and he ended up having his locker searched for a gun that wasn’t there. Then, in an effort to be honest and helpful, Michael told them that he did have a gun, but that it was...
  • A Censored Race War

    05/17/2012 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 15, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might sound like news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper. But it wasn’t. The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel was the first major television program to report this incident. Yet this story is not just a Norfolk story, either in what happened or in how the media and the authorities have tried to sweep...
  • Florida Activists Fight For Campus Carry

    05/05/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT · by marktwain
    guns.com ^ | 3 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Florida Carry Inc. has filed an appeals against a judge's attempt to uphold a Florida university's ban on guns. There's been quite a bit of back-and-forth over the issue, but one thing is certain: lawmakers and gun rights activists are waging a war, and the territory they're fighting so hard to claim are the parking lots of Florida universities. In order to understand this battle fully, we need to look a few years back. In 1985, Florida made it legal for adults to store guns in their cars, even if they didn't have a state license. Two years later in...
  • Ky. high court: Gun in glove box legal on campus

    04/26/2012 9:43:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    necn.com ^ | 26 April, 2012 | AP
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Students and staff members at Kentucky universities may keep guns and other deadly weapons in a car's glove compartment, but the schools may continue to regulate them elsewhere on campus, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
  • Students react to advancing gun bill(LA)

    04/18/2012 6:12:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    lsureveille.com ^ | 18 April, 2012 | Brian Sibille
    While campus was empty and docile during spring break, the Louisiana Senate was in session and furthered a bill that could allow guns at the University. The bill, SB 303, makes regulation and prohibition of firearms in Louisiana more difficult in an effort to protect the Second Amendment. It was first approved by a Senate judiciary committee April 3, and after debate on the Senate floor, the bill passed with an overwhelming 31-6 vote on April 9. Gov. Bobby Jindal said he supported the bill at a National Rifle Association meeting on April 13, according to The Associated Press. The...
  • Refuse to be a victim(TX)

    04/16/2012 7:38:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    dailytexanonline.com ^ | 16 April, 2012 | Nick Roland
    I recently opened my email to discover that UT has been declared a tobacco-free campus. While this finger-waving policy will and should generate some controversy, I was most struck by the following statement enclosed in the message: “The institution is enthusiastic about taking another step toward creating the healthiest environment possible for those who work, study and visit here.” Why then does the leadership of this University refuse to allow students to fully exercise their right to self-defense? Today marks the fifth anniversary of the worst campus shooting in American history. As a graduate of the Virginia Tech Class of...
  • Virginia Tech publishes final ‘Weapons on Campus’ regulation

    04/12/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 11 April, 2012 | John Pierce
    In the April 9, 2012 edition of the Virginia Register, the final Virginia Tech ‘Weapons on Campus’ regulation was published and now has the force and effect of law. The regulation, which is codified at 8VAC105-20-10 through 8VAC105-20-40, addresses the “carrying, maintaining, or storing” of both “firearms” and “weapons.” The regulation specifically separates the two terms and defines them broadly. In 8VAC105-10, firearms are defined as: … any gun, rifle, pistol, or handgun designed to fire any projectile including but not limited to bullets, BBs, pellets, or shots, including paint balls, regardless of the propellant used. Weapons are defined in...
  • Guns allowed at school?(MI)

    04/09/2012 6:22:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    easternecho.com ^ | 8 April, 2012 | Sammy DeMarco
    Concealed weapons should be allowed on campus. There, I said it. After years of believing weapons should not be allowed on university property, I have flipped my position. I can no longer find a valid reason as to why law-abiding citizens who attend and work at Eastern Michigan University or any university campus should be left defenseless. Last week, the group Students for Concealed Carry protested the ban on carrying concealed weapons on campus. It coincided with a bill passed in the Michigan Senate that will lift the ban and allow citizens to legally carry concealed weapons at universities. Last...
  • OU Students To Wear Empty Gun Holsters This Week (OH)

    04/03/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    woub.org ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Staff
    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...
  • Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

    03/13/2012 4:38:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    JTA ^ | 3-13-12
    University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s right to speak at the university’s Berkeley campus. Farrakhan’s speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech, students told The Daily Californian student newspaper. A petition circulated after the speech by Jewish student leaders, which opposed Farrakhan’s speech and character, but not the Black Student Union’s right to bring him to campus, garnered more than 350 signatures, the student newspaper reported. “Louis Farrakhan is a provocative, divisive figure with a long history of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic...
  • A safer society with guns

    03/22/2012 6:04:04 AM PDT · by marktwain
    jeffjacoby.com ^ | 21 March, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT put some noses out of joint when it ruled unanimously this month that the University of Colorado's campus gun ban violated a 2003 state law that entitles residents with permits to carry concealed weapons. One of those noses belonged to Abraham Nowels, a University of Colorado student who wrote to the Denver Post: "We're in the middle of midterms right now, and I can't think of anything I'd rather be focusing on than which of my fellow over-stressed, binge-drinking peers is carrying a concealed weapon into class with me." The Post agreed, pleading in an editorial...
  • When Is Quoting Van Halen a Crime?(FIRE,gun)

    03/15/2012 2:36:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    reason.com ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    This week Gary D. Russi, president of Oakland University in Michigan, rejected a request from the Foundation for Inividual Rights in Education (FIRE) to reconsider the three-semester suspension imposed on a student for commenting on the attractiveness of his creative writing instructor in a journal he maintained as part of the course. The "daybook" was supposed to be "a place for a writer to try out ideas and record impressions and observations," including "freewriting/brainstorming" and "creative entries." The student, Joseph Corlett, says his instructor, Pamela Mitzelfeld, repeatedly assured him that no topic was off limits, which turned out to be...
  • Arizona Lawmakers present a bill to allow guns on school campus(barf alert)

    03/12/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    thenavajopost.com ^ | 11 March, 2012 | Staff
    Phoenix, Ariz. – Arizona Dem say Tea Party legislators are forming an extremist approach over children’s safety. A rapid response to the already growing problem in school violence. The House of Representative introduced HB 2719 which will ease gun boundaries near school campuses, Arizona Dems call it ‘extreme’ and could possible aggravate the situation. Recently, two people were killed in a Florida high school shooting and only days after a gunman killed three students at a Ohio school “This bill will make it easier to bully and intimidate school children,” said House Minority Whip Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson (District 13). “The...
  • TOWN HALL: Students won't be unarmed (poll)

    03/11/2012 10:31:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 10 March, 2012 | WAYNE LAUGESEN
    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. That means rapists, muggers and other criminals should listen up. Students at the University of Colorado are no longer sitting ducks, thanks to legal activism by a group of students from the Colorado Springs campus. Students are no longer rendered vulnerable by an idiotic gun ban that only threatened the safety of innocent, law-abiding students and university employees. Among thousands of students on any public Colorado campus will be a few who secretly carry weapons and know how to use them, in defense of themselves and others. That’s not how the University of Colorado...
  • Colorado court says students can carry guns on campus

    03/05/2012 6:56:40 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2012 | Keith Coffman
    The University of Colorado overstepped its authority when the school's board of regents imposed a ban on the carrying of concealed weapons at its four campuses, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday. In overturning the policy, the court said that a concealed -carry law passed by the state legislature trumped the school's ban because it did not carve out an exception for the state's flagship university. "We hold that the (concealed carry law's) comprehensive statewide purpose, broad language, and narrow exclusions show that the General Assembly intended to divest the Board of Regents of its authority to regulate concealed...
  • Colorado State Supreme Court rules that permit holders can carry concealed handguns on

    03/05/2012 12:15:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    johnrlott.blogspot.com ^ | 5 March, 2012 | John Lott
    From Colorado's Boulder Camera newspaper: The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that University of Colorado students and employees with concealed carry permits are able to carry their weapons on campus. Colorado's highest court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws. "It's a great victory for gun rights, and civil rights in general," said James Manley, the attorney with Mountain States Legal Foundation who represented the gun-rights group. "CU will now have to fall in line and...
  • Some colleges' weapon policies spark student debate (MD)

    02/29/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    retrieverweekly.com ^ | 28 February, 2012 | Aakif Haque
    Though the vast majority of college campuses across the United States do not allow guns on campus --whether concealed or not-- states like Colorado, Michigan, Virginia and Utah have mandated some of their institutions to allow guns on their respective campuses. Last semester, Oregon joined the ranks of such states, when a state appeals court ruled that the Oregon University System had overstepped in its authority by enacting a policy of disallowing both concealed and unconcealed guns on its properties. The three-judge panel of the court further ruled that only the state legislature had the power to make such laws....