Colorado Universities ok certain dorms for ccw students

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by downsouth, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. downsouth

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  3. downsouth

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    Do you want to scratch the thread I started on the subject ?
     
  4. Garadex

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    I know where I'm going to college.
     
  5. drvsafe

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    great idea! it'll be squashed somehow probably like many other great ideas often have.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Oops. I'm sorry, Downsouth. I will merge the two threads.
     
  7. downsouth

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    Thanks for correcting my typo.
     
  8. WebleyFosbery38

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    Isnt that awesome? I love it! I do hope it catches on elswhere. Effectively they are saying come and learn in peace, if not, you'd better go to Berkley! I work in a somewhat famous small Liberal Arts University located in a very rural district surrounded by Hunting, Trapping and other non liberal American traditionalists. Students, Faculty and Administrators from all over the world come here and are scared to death of Cows, Hayseeds and guns.

    Short story- A year ago, I was doing some AV work for our New President and his Wife at their House on top of the hill. Its surrounded by woods and fields and borders non University owned property (Owner doesnt like our university and wont sell it to them). It seems that one of the owners Nephews and a friend were hunting Rabbits next door and she saw them walking through a pasture next to their house carrying guns and she freaked out. She immediately called the police and they came running. After a short Q&A with the kids, it was determined that they were licensed, had permission from the owner to hunt there and broke no laws. The cops sent them on there way and wished them luck!

    Mrs Pres was embarrassed and apologetic, she realized she overreacted and attempted to calm the situation after. Too late, if she thinks the owner of that property disliked our school before; it was amplified X10 on that day and Ive heard rumors he even hired a lawyer to entrust the deed in a way as to make sure our school can never buy that land ever.

    Folks that havent been exposed to safe and proper handling and use of firearms in their lives often react like this. The only way to change that is via exposure and education. I grew up in a school that had an average graduating class of <30 students every year. It was normal to see PU Trucks owned by teachers and students with shotguns and rifles in the back windows and even show and tell with them during lunch! Every young Man and Most young ladies carried a Jackknife (So we could play Mumbley Peg during Lunch!) yet nobody EVER got hurt by anything but a flying fist here and there.

    Education, Exposure and Re-Normalization of Weapons as tools for good is the only answer!
     
  9. downsouth

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    ^^^^^ Great post^^^^^^
     
  10. Dillinger

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    Excellent post Webly! Very well said and I agree completely.

    I carried a knife, a small, two blade, folding knife from Buck from about the time I was in the 6th or 7th grade when I received it and was learning to carve and whittle. There was never a problem, there was never a concern, or a lockdown of the class with a SWAT team outside because I was cleaning my nails while watching a film in class. :eek:

    Too many people, with too little exposure, to the safe and responsible handling of guns and knives these days.

    What would our great-grandfathers think? :eek:

    JD
     
  11. RichNH

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    I'm a little surprised by the reactions in here so far to this story. The story is not that they are deciding to allow CCW on campus. The story is they tried to prohibit it and the case went to the Supreme Court who ruled that their ban on weapons was not legal. The University has responded to that by notifying the CCP-holding students shortly before the school year that they are being reassigned rooms in order to put them in a segregated weapons-allowed dorm(s).

    While it is great news for these students that they'll be able to bring their weapon to school, it is outrageous that the school will effectively be outing those students who carry concealed.

    Of course, if god-forbid a crazed gunman decides to go on a rampage on their campus, you know where he won't go. I know that if I was a student there without a CCP I'd be applying to get moved into those dorms.
     
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