Justin Capozzelli CAS 100A. Concealed carry on campus. Overview. I. College campuses are for the most part gun free zones. Virginia Tech shooter knew it was a gun free zone. Students are prevented from defending themselves. II. Few Campuses allow concealed carry.
Anti gun policies and gun free zone signs do nothing to prevent those inclined to commit mass murder. They disarm law abiding citizens and empower the criminal.
Allowing concealed carry on campus would not change any current laws regarding who can legally carry concealed. The same number of people who already carry everyplace else in the state would be allowed to carry on college campus.
Allowing concealed carry on college campuses would not change the rules about who can buy a gun or who can obtain a concealed handgun license. Every state that provides for legalized concealed carry has statutes prohibiting license holders from carrying while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
All 9 public universities in Utah, Colorado State university, and Blue Ridge
Community College in VA allow concealed carry. Combined these 11 schools have
over 80 semesters without any incidents involving a crime with a concealed handgun.
Allowing concealed carry has nothing to do with vigilantism, rather it has to do with
affording licensed citizens the same right to self defense they have in the rest of the
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