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    This article ran in Wednesdays edition of Broadside, but was just recently added to their website:

    Students Push for Concealed Weapons: Campus Debates the Merits of Allowing Mason Students to Carry Weapons
    http://www.broadsideonline.com/08-27...d_weapons.html

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    “Gun-free zones, such as GMU and VT, just don’t work,” contends Dysart. “Criminals that are set on committing evil acts will not follow the laws and rules of society. VT showed us that college campuses are not really as safe as we have been led to believe.”

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    “I am absolutely for personal freedom, and that includes the freedom to own guns, but not when your freedom poses such a clear and present danger to the rest of society,” Fawcett continued. “Advocates of concealed carry talk a lot about their right to defend themselves, but very seldom do you hear them mention my right to not get shot.”

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    This "right" not to get shot is already protected by Virginia law under Virginia Code 18.2-31 "Capital Murder Defined; Punishment"

    Guess what, Freedom requires people to be "unsafe". How many people have had their lives ruined by the media? You don't see me running around asking for restrictions on the media.

    This article is like all other anti-gun articles, high on emotion, completely devoid of facts.

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    <snip>
    “I am absolutely for personal freedom, and that includes the freedom to own guns, but not when your freedom poses such a clear and present danger to the rest of society,” Fawcett continued. “Advocates of concealed carry talk a lot about their right to defend themselves, but very seldom do you hear them mention my right to not get shot.”

    I would have to throw this right back at him. What about our right to not get shot by defending ourselves and others with our weapon?

    Fawcett is confident that most people do not support relaxing the gun laws on college campuses.

    “As far as I can tell, no one thinks this is a good idea: the student body, the Board of Visitors, Mason’s Administration, and a solid, bipartisan majority in Richmond, including the Governor,” Fawcett said. <snip>

    Is he dense or what. Here he says no one thinks this is a good idea. Yet he formed his group to oppose the group trying to get the policy prohibiting students and faculty from carrying guns on campus. Maybe I should have went to college so that I would be smart enought to understand this.

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    Check out the email I just received from the GMU police

    "The GMU Police Department is asking for the assistance of the GMU community in identifying an unknown assailant that has inappropriately touched two female students on two separate occasions. In each case the female student was walking alone on the Fairfax Campus.

    The unknown subject is thought to be an Hispanic male, 5'7" - 5'10", 165 lbs, late 20's to early 30's. Subject may have a mole on his face.

    If you have any information on these incidents please contact the GMU Police Department at 703-993-2810 or the GMU Police Crime Solvers Line at 703-993-4111 in reference to Case Numbers 2007-008944 and 2007-009042.

    We encourage students to walk in pairs or make use of the GMU Escort Service by calling 703-993-HELP or in any emergency on Campus dial 911."


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    [sarcasm]

    Students should not be allowed to carry guns on campus...that is the job of the police. Oh, BTW, GMU Police cannot find a potential on-campus sex offender. It shouldn't be hard for them do to, considering there are only a few sex offenders in the vicinity of GMU:

    http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/6017/fairfaxrt6.jpg

    Again, why would anyone need to be able to defend themselves while on such a friendly campus?!?

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    TEX1N wrote:
    I really wish you hadn't posted that picture... I feel gross now. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!
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