Possible Disaster In The Making: A Year Has Passed Since Virginia Tech Massacre

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
April 16, 2008 5:21pm CST
It's been a whole year since the Virginia Tech massacre, where one emotional disturbed student opened fire leaving 33 students dead and then he killed himself. Ever since that disaster, the worst in US history however, there is a movement to allow people, both students and teachers, but particularly students to carry guns while on campus Here's one article about this (Quote) ..."Students Make a Case for Carrying Guns to School Virginia Tech students Mario Tama The Bryant Park Project, March 19, 2008 · After deadly shootings at schools in Illinois and Virginia, 12 states are considering legislation to allow guns on college campuses. Stephen Feltoon, a director for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), is part of a movement that says college students should have the same gun ownership rights as others. Feltoon says he purchased his first gun for recreation. "Now I own it for defense," he says. "I can take a firearm anywhere that's not a college campus, or any business that posts a 'no gun' sign. When am I carrying it? That's the beauty of conceal and carry. You'll never know until I need it."He says SCCC started a day after the Virginia Tech shootings and that when he first learned of the group, he signed on immediately. "I believed that my right to self-defense was being infringed on college campuses," he says. "College campuses are vulnerable and I didn't want to be defenseless." Feltoon says Virginia Tech is home to the SCCC's largest group of conceal and carry advocates. As for the SCCC's total enrollment, Feltoon says it has doubled in the last month, bringing the total to 22,000 members just one year after its founding."The Illinois shooting made people realize college campuses aren't as safe as administrators would have them believe," Feltoon says, explaining the recent jump in members. Feltoon says the group's core mission is simple: "We're pushing universities to allow law-abiding citizen to carry guns on college campuses, just as you would into malls and movie theaters."Feltoon says most SCCC members are men and women over 21 years old who already have licenses to carry a gun. "We're just asking for them to carry guns to one more location," he says. Beginning on April 21, Feltoon says, 3,000 SCCC members have pledged to visit college campuses wearing an empty holster to indicate that, because of state or school policy, when they reach campus, they're obliged — for now — to leave their guns behind...." http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88552637 Here's the link for the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus itself http://concealedcampus.org/ Uh...sorry, isn't this a disaster in the making if students are allowed to carry guns on campus? I mean it's been bad enough that in recent years, that emotional disturbed students go berserk and bring in firearms and start shooting their fellow classmates, but to openly suggest the idea that students be allowed to carry guns?? Like WTF??What are your feelings about this?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
18 Apr 08
well they are citizens too and if they feel safer might be a good idea as the one that decides to start shooting will never know if the ones they shoot at are packing or not might make them think now before doing it .