Monday, April 04, 2011
Concealed carry & on college campuses
One of the current controversies in Texas and other states is whether persons with state-issued licenses to carry concealed handguns should be permitted to carry on college campuses. IMHO, Such carrying by licensees, may violate the Second Amendment. Secondly, there is no empirical basis to fear a rise in crime. Finally, opposition to such carrying on campus is fueled by dislike of guns and gun owners or irrational fears. Fear is propaganda tactic frequently used by those opposed to the rights of others and has long been used in an attempt to suppress civil liberties. See this short article by commentator Stephen Chapman.