Everyone wants a safe environment on college campuses. The real question is how do we achieve this? I talked one time to a Police Officer that worked for Arapahoe Community College. I asked him what was the purpose of the gun ban? He answered "we want to assure we are the only ones on campus with guns". But it does no such thing!
The next question to ask is "why have you not fenced off the campus and set up check points and screening to assure a campus gun-free zone"? The answer is always "oh, that would be too expensive and inconvenient!" Well, then, HOW CAN YOU BE CONFIDENT OF NO GUNS ON CAMPUS? The answer is you cannot!
After the Virginia Tech shooting in April 2007 I read a story about the campus firearms ban that had been instituted a few months before the mayhem. One of the faculty members exclaimed at the time "I feel safer already!" Too bad feelings and reality were so divergent! Why do not these Colorado Lefties remember this?
Another objection is the vision of the kids waving .45 semi automatic pistols around the beer barrel on a Friday night. But this is not reality!
- You have to be over 21 to hold a CCP
- You have to submit to a background check and fingerprinting
- You have to have training and instruction in the law and the use of firearms
- Statistically, law abiding holders of CCP are NOT the ones who commit crimes with firearms