Allowing Handguns on Campus 'Stuff of Nightmares' for Indiana Schools

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    It's understandable that the deadly shooting rampages that erupted at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois universities in recent years would trigger thoughts of armed students taking out the perpetrators. Those are wishful thoughts for many reasons; but that hasn't stopped gun rights advocates across the nation, including Indiana state Sen. Johnny Nugent, from promoting abolition of the general... [Indianapolis Star (Indiana), Editorial, via gunpolicy.org ]

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    Some dude bringing guns illegaly into campuses and blowing away unarmed, innocent people while the guys with guns stand around outside is a bigger nightmare, IMO.
     
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    Well said, right on.
     
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    Why are people more afraid of law-abiding citizens carrying than psychotic criminals?
     
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    I'm all for CC on campus. One requirement: 100% sobriety.
     
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    BTW Seung explicitly mentioned in his diary that VT was "gun free zone" :rolleyes:
     
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    why is a school different from a food store, large mall, large toy store........
    We need to wake up. Chl holders are good citizens to be trusted, not killers
     
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    Actually this should not even be a problem. Most schools are "dry" anyway so there is no alcohol, oh... wait...
     
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    The reason is that people are fickle.

    Depending on when you talk to them and the subject of the conversation colleges can either be places of learning where the students are the most educated and adult people of their age group, or they can be a party house filled with drunken lunatics.

    The second characterization is the one that is caught up during debates on guns on campus and the first characterization is the one brought up during fund drives and advertising campaigns.
     
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    Colorado State allows concealed carry by students. If you do some research you will find that the state of Indiana does allow concealed carry on campus. They leave it up to the learning institution as to if it is allowed or not as does Alaska,Idaho,KS,KY,Minn,Miss,Mont,Org,Penn,SD,Virgina,Wash and WV. Utaha allows concealed carry on all colleges/ universities. ILL and Wisconsin are the only two states with no type of provisions for concealed carry.
     

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