Michael Flitcraft, a 23-year-old sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, has become a leading advocate for college students to carry weapons on campus. He’s an organizer for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a grass-roots organization that was formed after last year’s Virginia Tech massacre that left 32 college students and professors dead. More…
The above comes from an article from CNN about a growing number of students who want to be able to defend themselves while on campus. This movement, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, started in response to the Virginia Tech massacre.
While many people do not like the idea of students carrying guns on campus, it cannot be argued that gun free zones have done anything other than give maniacs a target rich environment with little to no resistance. We have to remember that while a great majority of students are young adults, more and more older people are going back to school.
Why is it that a person who has a license to carry cannot legally protect them-self with a gun on a university campus? I believe that if a facility bans a citizen from protecting them-self in that manner, then they should bear the responsibility if that person is harmed. I find it extremely unjust to require someone to disarm, yet not accept the liability for the safety of that individual.