Should Guns Be Allowed On Campus? Non-Lethal Self Defense May be an Alternative
There is currently a pretty big controversy raging about the use of handguns on campuses. I’m not sure I believe some of the things that I’ve heard, but a Democratic representative from Colorado, Joe Salazar, recently said according to a column by Michelle Malkin, “that young women can’t be trusted to assess threatening situations at their colleges or universities. It’s why we have call boxes, it is why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles” said Salazar. Really Joe?
While legislators are doing their best to strip away gun rights, especially to women, school administrators are saying some pretty bizarre things about how women should defend themselves. At the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs officials are telling women “that passive resistance may be your best self-defense and tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.”
The University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh tells women to “cry or create a scene of emotional or mental instability” or that they should do some acting and pretend they’re fainting or having a seizure. At Oregon State, female students are advised “to tell sexual predators that they are sick or pregnant.”
All of this because school administrators and politicians don’t want women carrying guns. Another politician, Colorado Sen. Jesse Ulibarri said that instead of firing back at a crazed gunman on campus, women “would be better off using ballpoint pens to stab him when he stops to reload.” Really Jesse?
When I read some of these comments I don’t know whether to cry or laugh. I think my choice may be to laugh because these comments are so outrageous. The scary part though is that the right to carry a handgun on campus is very close to being outlawed because the law passed the Democrat controlled House recently.
It is not surprising that colleges would have left leaning beliefs and policies on gun control when so many of them are on the left on everything else. More than 25% of all women on a college campus will be assaulted in their time there.
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