Should Guns Be Allowed On College Campuses?
Bill In Ga. House To Address Packing On Campus
by Katie Brace, CBS Atlanta News Reporter
POSTED: 11:53 pm EST January 6, 2010
UPDATED: 10:51 am EST January 7, 2010
ATLANTA -- Georgia lawmakers are about to debate an emotional issue, gun control. A proposed bill would expand where gun owners can bring their guns. Under the House Bill 615, those with a gun permit could carry on public colleges and universities (Read Article in cbsatlanta.com.
From school shootings over the past several years, it only seems rational that institutions should choose certain individuals who are trustworthy to carry concealed weapons on campus. Had this been a policy, deaths and injuries in school shootings would have been prevented or minimized.
Also, concerning the shootings at Ft Hood, All active duty military personnel should be required to be armed.
In today's shooting in St. Louis, even if one person on duty had a personal weapon, the killing and injuries could have been prevented or limited. I now expect to see more articles to be written by gun-control supporters and public officials putting forth new laws making it more difficult for law abiding citizens to carry personal weapons.
Every time I see the picture of a gun with a circle and a slash across it on the entrance of a business indicating that no weapons are allowed in the premises, I think the sign should read, "This business has now been designated as a criminal enterprise zone." Why do I feel less safe when I shop there?