I just found this article being pushed by the antis of a psychiatry professor speaking out against campus carry. Frankly I think she should be embarrassed.
People who commit violent acts tend to fall into at least one of several categories. Young adults are more prone to violence, as are people of lower social class, IQ and education level. Individuals exhibiting violent behavior are 10 times more likely to be male. Mental illness, particularly paranoid delusions, is a major factor. But a history of violence is the best predictor of future violence.
Unfortunately, given the people who populate college campuses, most of those risk factors are present in enough people that the criteria aren’t much help for college officials trying to determine whether students or employees might become the next college shooter.
Is she saying that colleges SELECT for mental ill, mentally challenged, and violent people? Or is she saying that there is a certain percentage of violent, dangerous people in ALL WALKS OF LIFE?
If A) that’s DAMN embarrassing. If B) Well, I agree…and that’s why I carry a gun! You can’t catch them all, and the Pre-Crime division in the film and book Minority Report is a work of fiction (and even then the power was abused by the bureaucrats in charge of it), so its best just to have a plan to DEAL with such a problem in the unlikely event it happens to you. I avoid car accidents with all diligence, but I wear my safety belt, and have my airbags engaged just in case all I do isn’t enough.
“We have more shootings in areas where we have more schools,” she said. “I would hypothesize that if we allow more guns on college campuses, we are going to have more trouble, and I think that just goes without saying.”
Does it? Or is more logical that these campus shooters tend to be mentally ill, socially backwards, and emotionally impotent people who choose large bodies of disarmed people for their shooting sprees.
In the body of this article she takes some pretty strong ethical jumps comparing the various active shooters as if they are all equal. I will not that besides Charles Whitman, none of the active shooters were very well-armed, nor did they use any exceptional tactics, and as soon as an armed individual intervened they were quickly pacified…often by their own hand.
And you think by introducing more vetted people with guns is a BAD thing? I think that if you’d like to pursue higher education at Case Western Reserve University, you might want to look at a school that hires functional humans as professors.
This is typical junk-science, the professor starts with her conclusion and cherry picks the facts, data, and reality to support that conclusion, even if it was false from the start!