IT is a shame that these two young adults had not taken the opportunity to provide a means of self defense while they were off campus and in a location where they could lawfully bear arms.
All we know from the article is that they were victims of gunshots. Nothing to indicate that they might, or might not, have had an opportunity to prevent themselves frombeing shot. As such, I am again reminded that merely possessing a handgun is no magic talisman that will ward off evil.
There. Fixed it for you, Mr. Charles W. Steger.Once again, [s]this communityis visited by senseless violence and tragedy upon aspiring young minds from our campus[/s] our policy of not allowing students who are legally able to provide the means for their own protection have been cut down by our senseless policy. I know that many of you likely have complex feelings about now about how stupid our policies are, but we are ner going to change them. [s]How can this happen in this area, at this time, to this community[/s] If we really cared about our students we would get rid of our stupid policy, but it ought to be obvious by now is it not clear we do not care one whit? I urge you to counsel your colleagues and fellow students and to seek help if at all necessary. Individuals or groups with special needs are encouraged to contact the [s]Cook Counseling Center at 231-6557[/s] nearest handgun trainer and learn the most effective means of defending yourself and those you are about.