Students Fight University for Right to Pack Guns
Students at Colorado State University are fighting administration for the right to bear arms.
After terrible instances like the Virginia Tech shooting that killed 33 people in 2007 and the recent February 12 shooting at the University of Alabama where a female professor killed three people, it’s clear that guns and college campuses are a lethal combination.
So why are students on the Fort Collins campus of Colorado State University fighting adminstration for the right to carry guns? Because these students feel that carrying a gun is the best way to stop violence, as the slogan on the t-shirts they made says (above). So, students don’t want the school’s administration to take that ability away from them by banning firearms.
This opposition is a startling 22,000 students strong. A school board vote was scheduled for today to resolve the matter, but it may have to be postponed due to the escalating terms. Gun rights organizations like The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners are supporting the students, and threats of lawsuits have been made.
We don’t know about you, but we’d feel very unsafe walking around a college campus knowing students had guns. What do you think? Should guns be allowed on college campuses? (The Independent)