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Old 02-19-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm a college student and I'd like to ask the firearms talk community's opinion on campus carry. It's been a growing movement on campuses that has 10 states this year considering it. I'd like to give an intro to campus carry, common responses to arguments, and see other concerns.
So Utah has had campus carry since 2006. They've completed 80 semesters without incident.
This has provided evidence against arguments such as "the student will threaten or shoot a teacher after a bad grade" or "students will get drunk and shoot at each other." Nor have any weapons been reported stolen from student housing.
Essentially it has been put into law in some states, and hasn't yielded any arguments made against it.

Other arguments are that the learning environment will be disrupted, but this hasn't yet shown in the national rankings of colleges within Idaho, Utah, and Colorado which all allow campus carry.
Campus carry simply allows those who are able to carry every other place within their state, to carry on campus.
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Old 02-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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We just need to wait and see. It is good that not all campuses allow CC at this time. We are going to have long term stats, better the usual demagoguery that leads nowhere.
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I agree with allowing concealed carry on campuses.

To get the permit, one normally has to show some proof of firearms training.

Most who have created atrocities on campuses in the past did not have such training and knew that campuses offer a rich target environment where there will be few guns.
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I've been back in college the last year, went back when I was 23. I haven't carried on campus but I often consider saying f%# it and carry anyway.
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Safe, law abiding and conscientious people carrying firearms is a good idea everywhere, all the time. It's that simple.
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In general, a carry permit comes about at age 21.


I consider a person 21 years old to be an adult, not a child. No reason I should treat a 21 yr old college student differently from a 21 year old storekeeper, electrician, heavy equipment operator, or police officer.


That means that you get no special privileges or limitations because you are a student. Here is VA, the major schools have a "no guns for students" rule. The 25 state Community Colleges- who generally have students working for a living, have no such rule. Nor has it been found to be needed.
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In South Dakota where I am you can carry at age 18
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I'm all for campus carry but I believe in most states it's illegal for law abiding citizens to carry on school grounds. For gearhead you better be prepared to suffer the consequences if your found carrying illegally. The nonsense of these restrictive laws is that in most every case of crime committed with a firearm on a school property was found to be done by someone illegally possessing the firearm.
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Gearhead may violate campus rules but probably would not be breaking any law. Universities are not government property.
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SB- There is usually a distinction between universities and "public schools"- meaning grades K-12.

Here in VA the law says "Elementary, Middle or High School."

Personal rant- there is an attempt going on the classify people as children until about age 26. When I was 21 I had been an NCO, was a commissioned officer, had 2 combat tours behind me, was a year away from being married to my lady, and was damned sure not a child.

If someone is a college student, 21 yrs old, then I expect them to act like a responsible adult. People are worried they are not responsible enough to carry a personal defense firearm- but they are responsible enough to VOTE???
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