In a new post at The Purdue Review, writer Tom Welch makes a compelling case for concealed carry on campus.
Allow Students to Protect Themselves
The Purdue Student Senate is set to vote on whether they will allow law abiding citizens and students to carry concealed firearms on campus. Given the tragedies in the past year, it only makes sense that such a topic would be brought up. However, gun right activists have been saying allowing licensed individuals to legally carry firearms in one more place than they do already will not cause problems.
Those against such a change worry students will be less safe because they will be around firearms. Some are concerned if you upset one of these law abiding individuals, they will pull a gun or use it for intimidation purposes. Another outcry is by allowing this to pass, you are enabling mentally ill persons to carry firearms on campus, and they will use it for a horrific purpose.
The last two are points are almost as bad as the argument against same sex marriage that humans will want to marry animals next. They are all unfounded. Those who wish to cause harm do not and will not care whether a concealed firearm is allowed on campus or not.
Let us take a moment to think about this, shall we? The individuals that would be allowed to carry concealed firearms on campus would only be able to do so if they have a state issued conceal and carry permit. If they do not have a permit, they are already breaking the law.
Read it all at the link below.