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Student Group Wants Concealed Weapons On Campuses

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I just read an interesting article about a student group pushing for concealed weapons on college campuses. This group along with others wants colleges to allow students and other people to be allowed to carry concealed weapons on the campuses, because they believe it will make the campuses safer and protect the right to self-defense.

Currently, Utah is the only state that expressly allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Personally, I want each university to be able to choose what it wants to allow and disallow. Prospective students can choose which university they want to go to based on each university’s policies. The students who want to be in a place where people can have concealed guns can go to university where this is allowed. The students who want to be in a place where the people are not allowed to have concealed guns can go to a university where guns are disallowed.

What I do not want is for a government to make every school follow a certain rule. Freedom is better for everyone, because each person gets what they want.

Of course, I hope a university gives good warning before making drastic changes to its policies regarding such important policies, so that students do not go to a school under false pretenses. The students need to know the policies before enrolling so that they can make an informed decision.

What do you think?

By | November 20th, 2007 | SHOW COMMENT(1)


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One Response

  1. Cori Buraks says

    Although I agree that private colleges and universities should have the right to decide whether or not to allow concealed firearms on their campuses, public universities should have to abide by the Constitution which states that “…the right to bear arms shall not be infringed..” Schools that accept taxpayer funds cannot infringe upon the taxpayers’ rights.


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