Raise your hand if you think this is a great idea. Raise your hand if you want to send your own students to NRA University. The specious and unsupportable claim in the video that college campuses are places that encourage anti-gun thought is part of the NRA propaganda. If you don’t agree with the NRA, then you are the enemy. Never mind the facts. Does anyone remember the Aurora shooting? Does anyone remember that the shooter was a severely mentally ill college student? Does anyone remember Virginia Tech? Does anyone remember that Cho was a mentally ill college student? Does anyone remember the Northern Illinois University shooting? Students should be studying, enjoying friendships, preparing for a future and perhaps working. They shouldn’t be thinking about guns. Though campus shootings are big news and usually are mass shootings, they are rare. The chance of being shot on campus is much less than in the home or on the streets of our community. Mass shootings get a lot of attention as well they should. But 32 Americans a day die from gun homicides and many more from accidental discharges and suicides. Putting more guns in the hands of young adults will also increase the chances of using that gun off campus as well in gun homicides, suicides and accidents.
There are ways to survive a mass shooting without a gun. Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard was just plain lucky. He has said over and over that a gun in the Virginia Tech shooting would not have changed the outcome. His cell phone call actually alerted law enforcement to the location of the shooter and within minutes of his call, Cho shot himself as police approached the scene. Here is an article about what to do in case of a shooter on campus.
Yeah, so Joan’s against campus carry and “Proves” its a bad idea by citing massacres where campus carry is bad! (BTW for fun, you can read this post where Joan confronts what happens when spree shooters come to schools where the students and staff have guns)
She also cites the bullshit 20/20 piece that was SHREDDED here.
Its like they aren’t even trying!
Remember, guns are bad, because they are bad! 8)