Colorado Students Want Ability To Defend Themselves, Carry Concealed Weapons On Campus
And I wholeheartedly agree (and as a grad student at CU-Denver only too familiar with the frequency of "incident" emails, I can vouch for the necessity):
College students who say they're powerless against campus attacks by gunmen want to push legislators and school administrators to let them arm themselves.Commenter "Sun Tzu" nails it--"I would rather have a gun and not need it, than need a gun and not have it."
In the wake of recent campus shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University, a nationwide student group called Students for Concealed Carry on Campus says they've recruited 25,000 members in the last year.
John Davis, a 30-year-old University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior, is one of about a dozen students at the campus who joined the group and is organizing a local effort to protest not being able to bring concealed guns to school.
He said students at CU-Colorado Springs and University of Colorado at Boulder will join a national demonstration April 22-25 — the week of the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings — in which students will wear empty gun holsters. Davis said the display is meant to symbolize that students are "basically defenseless" at school.
"I carry because I'm a former Boy Scout and the motto is always be prepared," Davis said.
And the quote of the day goes to "Sun Tzu" again--"Even if it is illegal to carry a gun on campus...
I would rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."