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Thread: Student Group Wants More Guns on Campus

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    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20071121/D8T2040G0.html

    Slowly but surly we are beating them down. The national group now has over 8,000 members and is constantly getting in the news.

    I like the way this article is about a college in Southern Texas, and Massengill still managed to get his warped quotes inserted (not to mention Hamm with the BB).

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    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Mike Guzman and thousands of other students say the best way to prevent campus bloodshed is more guns.

    Guzman, an economics major at Texas State University-San Marcos, is among 8,000 students nationwide who have joined the nonpartisan Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, arguing that students and faculty already licensed to carry concealed weapons should be allowed to pack heat along with their textbooks.

    "It's the basic right of self defense," said Guzman, a 23-year-old former Marine. "Here on campus, we don't have that right, that right of self defense."

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    W. Gerald Massengill, the chairman of the independent panel that investigated the Virginia Tech shootings, said those concerns outweigh the argument that gun-carrying students could have reduced the number of fatalities inflicted by someone like Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

    "I'm a strong supporter of the Second Amendment," said Massengill, a former head of the Virginia state police. "But our society has changed, and there are some environments where common sense tells us that it's just not a good idea to have guns available."

    His view is echoed by Peter Hamm, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, who says campus safety concerns cannot be addressed by adding more guns to campuses.

    "If there's more we need to do, we certainly need to do that, but introducing random access to firearms is not the solution," said Hamm. "You have more victims, not fewer victims."

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    Mike Guzman was just interviewed on Fox News:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4IoUbdtnCs

    Good interview! It really looks like the national group is starting to pick up steam. Although I'm starting to see this unusual trend that the most active defenders of our rights seem to be Marine Corps Veteran...

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    But our society has changed, and there are some environments where common sense tells us that it's just not a good idea to have guns available
    yep. Not having guns available at Virginia Tech sure worked out well...:quirky

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