I loved this quote:
".50 Caliber sniper rifles powerful enough to bring down an airplane." *Rolls eyes* Maybe if there were six of them mounted on the wings of P-51 Mustang from 500' behind. I'd love to see where they got thier information on that one, furthermore, I'd like to see a shooter capable of that kind of marksmanship.
I love the way they paint all college students as binge-drinking, mentally unstable, ready-to-crack at a moments notice. Love this one too: "It is also unlikely that college gun owners will be able to keep secret the fact that they have a gun or guns, and many may openly flaunt this fact". They want to paint the scenario of Johnny Frat boy sitting on the couch after his 5th Cold One tossing his loaded 1911 to his buddies saying "check out my piece bro." Only to have his frat buddy who is on his 6th cold one point it at Johnny and squeeze off a round.
Notice how they mention UT allowing CCW on campus but glosses over the fact that there has been no problems from CCW holding students. Then at the end they throw up a few bad examples of CCW holders behaving badly. Notice how they don't show a percentage of good vs. bad?
I'm gonna have to agree with them on this one: "Dorm rooms are small, limiting the number of places where guns could be hidden or locked up. They often experience considerable numbers of visitors, some of whom might decide to pinch a firearm if they see one, given their resale value on the illegal market"
Its hard to secure your stuff in a dorm room. You are reliant on your roommate to keep the room locked and you basically have to chain everything down. There are people who do nothing but troll college campuses all day looking for cars to break into, laptops to swipe, bikes to steal, etc.... The answer of course is to keep it with you at all times. Campus theives are well equipped with bolt cutters, prybars, they know how to break in and steal very very quickly.
It gets worse over breaks. I had my car window pulled out with a hammer to steal a $120 CD player and for some reason the ashtray in mid daylight. My brother had a Jeep and he left it unlocked and empty so they wouldn't cut his softtop. Myself and both my brothers have had our vehicles broken into and steroes stolen and one bike swiped. If you want something nice on campus you better bolt it down and hide it.
Was it just me or did they leave out the school shooting where the vice principal ran to his car and retrieve his .357 and took out the shooter?
How in the hell can they say this about school shooters "First, many of the shooters were legally entitled to purchase or possess firearms at the time they carried out their shooting attack," Correct me if I'm wrong but juvenilles can't legally purchase or possess firearms. How many of these shootings could have been prevented if the original gun owner had properly secured his or her firearms?
If you really want to secure a school then you better have metal detectors, xray machines and armed guards at every entrance at all times. Either that or let the students and teachers carry. To be completely honest, if I were still in college, I would seriously consider stashing my weapon in my backpack irregardless of legality. I have to wonder how many college students out there today are doing the same thing.....