Thursday, April 19, 2007

Arm the Professors?

The Volokh Conspiracy - -:
"I've also heard some arguments that suggest universities are different because they are places for reasoning, not violence: They should be gun-free zones (except of course for university police officers and security guards, who for some reason don't count) because that's needed to create the proper climate of peaceful inquiry. But the sad fact is that you can't make a university into a gun-free zone. Mad killers can bring guns, and use them, regardless of what policies you announce. The question is whether they will be able to use them against a disarmed population, or against a partly armed population. Allowing people the tools to defend themselves against the mad killers does not, it seems to me, worsen the climate."
Exactly what I've been telling anyone who will listen since I first started hearing the typical anti-gun drivel on TV last night arising from masacre at VT.

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