Posted by Cullin on April 26, 2009
Laura Elizabeth Morales gets it.
The Young Conservatives of Texas debated the University Democrats at UT Austin last night over the concealed carry on campus bill…but this quote stood out to me:
“The University should be able to say that when you are on this campus that you are not responsible for protecting your life,” said University Democrats member Luis Soberon.
This is the logic the nanny state breeds.
I don’t know about you, UT students, but on my campus we have unarmed security guards who mostly help students cross the street, sit in golf carts and text message, or walk around the campus aimlessly. When I get out of class at night and walk to my car by myself…it’s up to me to defend myself. In fact, there’s been a shooting on campus and yet we still have no police on campus or armed guards.
When it comes to my safety…it’s up to me. And even if we did have armed guards and a police squad on constant patrol, who’s to say they will make it in time to save my life? No one.
You are responsible for your life.
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Posted by Cullin on September 2, 2008
I remember seeing this issue a while back, and I unfortunately forgot about it. However, it is definitely one of the most important issues facing our world today.
The Harrold ISD, has proposed allowing it’s teachers with a CCL and crisis management training to carry a concealed hand gun on campus. They cited that since they are over thirty miles away from the closest sheriff’s department, it puts them at risk of not being able to get a response quickly enough in the case of an Columbine like emergency.
Naturally, the liberals who believe that the government is the cure for everything oppose this, claiming that it’s not conducive to learning, and that it would only distract students. They feel as though some signs and a lone police officer are going to be able to keep students, or anyone else for that matter, from carrying a gun onto campus and harming students and teachers.
Personally, it scares me every time I walk into a “gun-free zone.” It only ensures me that the only people who have access to weapons are those who have obviously malicious intentions. This means no way of stopping someone who wants to attack and kill students and teachers.
You have to ask yourself, what if teachers at Columbine and Virginia Tech had access to guns before the shootings? Wouldn’t we have been able to avoid many of the deaths that occurred? Wouldn’t someone with proper training been able to effectively stop the assailants after many fewer victims? Couldn’t both of these events been prevented due to the students realizing that they had very slim chances of being able to achieve their goals in any way?
It is undeniably irresponsible to leave these children at the mercy of disgruntled persons. To simply hope that nothing bad is ever going to happen is not being prepared. This should be an overly obvious question to answer, but still people are letting their fear of an inanimate object overcome their reason and are allowing for possibly devastating events to overcome this and many other school districts as well as college campuses.
h/t Laura Elizabeth Morales
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