If you want to get an anti-gunner spun up, just ask them about campus carry. They completely lose their minds over the idea of law-abiding adults being able to carry on a college campus. They just can’t even.
However, proponents of campus carry argue that it makes schools safer. After all, what would have happened at Virginia Tech if an armed student had met the killer during his first stop?
But for most of us, it’s pretty academic. We’re not really on college campuses, so it’s just a discussion topic.
Police on college campuses, however, are there. They’re on campuses each and every day, so they see the reality.
On at least one campus, the police believe campus carry is a good thing and has made their school safer.
Campus carry has been law in Texas for two years now, and Texas Tech police say the law makes the university a safer place.
They say the policy even deters potential active shooters from attempting a mass shooting situation.
“I believe it makes the campus a safer place, to live, learn and educate,” said Amy Ivey, a lieutenant at the Texas Tech Police Department.
Tech police say in a potential active shooter situation, someone might be able to stop it if they are armed.
Now, Texas Tech doesn’t just count on campus carry to make the school safe. They also do active shooter training that also includes going hands-on with a shooter.
That said, there’s something that needs to be talked about that’s not specifically mentioned here, but is implied.
While the Texas Tech police believe campus carry has made their school safer, what they’re not talking about are problems arising from students being able to carry firearms on campus. That’s important.
You see, one of the criticisms against campus carry was that a whole host of problems would arise. That doesn’t seem to be happening. If this particular department was having issues, it’s unlikely they’d say it made their school safer. Why? Because if these problems existed, it wouldn’t be.
Anti-gunners gave a whole litany of reasons why campus carry was a mistake, including things liked guns being used at drunken parties, stressed students murdering professors over bad grades, and a whole host of other nonsense. None of that appears to be the going on.
Instead, as we noted previously, law-abiding citizens were going to be law-abiding citizens and follow the law. They’re clearly not a problem on Texas Tech’s campus, and I’d venture to say that’s the case on every campus that allows students to carry in accordance with other applicable laws. That’s because the law-abiding are law-abiding. They’re not going to do stupid stuff just because they have the legal ability to carry a firearm.
So, once again, the anti-gunners fears and arguments prove to be unfounded.
I have a question for anti-gunners who might be reading this. You see, I’ve been wondering something. Time and again, this is the case. Fearmongering by anti-gunners are bandied about, talked about as if established fact, only to be found to be complete and total nonsense. So, I wonder, how does it feel to be so universally wrong on pretty much everything?