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Self-Defense – Theory Versus Practice on College Campus

March 7, 2015

college mapAn amazing thing happens when you walk onto a college campus.  We take the smartest and most responsible young men and women and send them to college.  Some college administrators say that anyone who comes on campus is turned into an irresponsible idiot.  That sounds like magic to me. Turning 21 is the age where we recognize people as adults.  Let me remind you how things change at that magic age.

  • Young adults turn 21, and they can take a job and pay their own way.
  • They can start a business.
  • They hold responsible occupations like pilots and nurses.
  • They may have several years in the military by the time they are 21 years old.
  • They are considered adults and can buy alcohol and make medical decisions for themselves.
  • They can marry and start a family without parental consent.
  • They can vote, sit on a jury and judge the lives of others.

Young men and women are responsible enough to do all those things.  Also, 21 year olds can apply for and receive a license to carry a concealed firearm in most states.. almost.  There is the exception when these same people walk onto a college campus.  Campus administrators say something bizarre happens when ordinary people step onto university property.

Remember who we are talking about.  We are talking about young men and women over 21 years of age.  They manage to own a firearm without incident everywhere else.  They are safer and more responsible than the average citizen.  We allow them to work dangerous jobs late at night and to discretely carry a firearm everywhere else, but not on most college campuses.  With a handful of exceptions, campus carry is forbidden.

You see, once on campus, concealed carry holders of every age are turned into idiots.  Not just students, but also the visitors, staff and faculty suddenly become irresponsible if they carry a gun.  Even the dozens of truck drivers who deliver to the university have a sudden change of character when the front wheels roll onto campus property.  Sure, that sounds crazy, but that is what university administrators from Texas, Idaho and Florida told us.  The administrators explained that guns don’t belong on campus.

GUN+FREE+ZONEHmm.  They said guns don’t belong on campus.. but drugs, rape and robbery do belong on campus?  I hate to burst your bubble, Chancellor, but those problems are already on your campus whether you recognize them or not.  Look at a map and you will find that college campuses are located in the real world, not the fantasy world as seen from the academic ivory tower, and not the fantasy world invented by the university public relations officer.  Real people face real problems.. and we have already developed real solutions.

Many of those in higher education have a difficult time accepting the fact of self-defense.  Academia wants to live in a world of their own.  Theirs is a world surrounded with plastic warning signs that say, “no rape”, “no robbery” and “no guns”.  In short, they want to live in a world where problems don’t exist.  The latest trend in college politics is to treat sexual assault as a “college matter” and to exclude law enforcement and the criminal justice system. I have news for you, professor.  Sexual assault and robbery are real.. both on campus and off.  We’ve already learned how to handle rapists, assailants and thieves.

Disarming the safest people in society puts students at risk.  Those are the facts, thouigh I doubt any set of facts will change the minds of campus administrators. They dislike the thought of violence and hard choices.  They would rather pity the next victim than recognize the right of self-defense on campus.

Someone is suffering from arrested development and an overactive fantasy life.  It isn’t the visitors, students and staff on campus.  Eleven states already allow some carry on campus.


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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2015 11:42 am

    You could say the same thing about college professors who push their agenda on our dime.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. March 9, 2015 1:16 pm

    The 1 mil police are proven to be 11 times more likely to shoot you accidentally in a collateral damage incident than are the 135 mil law abiding gun owners or the 11 mil plus of those who carry concealed.

    Anti gun nuts have squealed BLOOD WILL FLOW every time a law was rescinded and a right restored….

    41 times states, reinstated concealed carry, the blood didn’t flow!

    35 times, states reinstated concealed carry in eateries serving alcohol the blood didn’t flow!

    26 times states reinstated SYG outside ones own home, the blood didn’t flow!

    24 times, states reinstated no duty to retreat within ones own home the blood didn’t flow!

    18 states w 200+ school districts reinstated concealed/open carry over 10 years the blood didn’t flow!

    306 different times anti gun nuts have squealed the blood would flow from law abiding gun owners, yet violent crime has dropped -39%, murders with a gun have dropped -52.21% all while there has been an increase of 42% of guns in law abiding civilians hands!

    So either start posting all those thousands of collateral shootings you are so worried about or be labeled a chicken little squawking the sky is falling the sky is falling as no one believed chicken little, and no one believes you and your 306 failed predictions of violence sunshine!

    Here are the 18 states that allow adults to carry loaded weapons onto school grounds with few or minor conditions:

    Alabama (which bans possessing a weapon on school grounds only if the carrier has “intent to do bodily harm”)
    California (with approval of the superintendent)
    Connecticut (with approval of “school officials”)
    Hawaii (no specific law)
    Idaho (with school trustees’ approval)
    Iowa (with “authorization”)
    Kentucky (with school board approval)
    Massachusetts (with approval of the school board or principal)
    Mississippi (with school board approval)
    Montana (with school trustees’ permission)
    New Hampshire (ban applies only to pupils, not adults)
    New Jersey (with approval from the school’s “governing officer”)
    New York (with the school’s approval)
    Oregon (with school board approval)
    Rhode Island (with a state concealed weapons permit)
    Texas (with the school’s permission)
    Utah (with approval of the “responsible school administrator”)
    Wyoming (as long as it’s not concealed)

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 19, 2016 10:27 am

      Please write that up as a blog post rather than a message. I’ll repost it.


  3. teebonicus permalink
    March 9, 2015 1:55 pm

    True. College officials only bring in the police when it suits their image. Otherwise, they try to downplay it and keep it quiet.

    Liked by 1 person


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