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Richard Heckler 1 year, 4 months ago

Remember Kent State when troops were ordered to shoot unarmed students. Like in communist China.

Kind of like what happened in Connecticut. Guns have been the problem not the solution.

Look at Columbine .... again guns are the problem.

Look at how bigger guns are killing probably millions of innocent mothers,children,fathers in the war for oil control. Thousands upon thousands of our own military are coming home dead or disabled due to bigger war guns.

We arm the world with big guns yet where is world peace? http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/4120/we_arm_the_world/ http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0208-05.htm

How have more and more guns brought peace and tranquility anywhere?

The USA gov't sells weapons to Turkey,Saudi Arabia and others who then sell these guns to their factions of choice that sometimes come back and kill USA soldiers.

Sure more guns on campus so that perhaps a blazing exchange of gun fire can erupt in the name of saving lives. That would depend how many are caught in the cross fire.

More guns legally in the hands of racists and/or white supremacist groups ..... you bet.

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kernal 1 year, 4 months ago

Anyone remember how highly charged KU students were in the days immediately following 9/11? They jumped to the assumption that everyone who looked like a muslim was the enemy. Just imagine what would have happened if students had been able to carry weapons on campus.

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Dan Eyler 1 year, 4 months ago

Of course we should allow teachers to carry weapons in class. I encourage teachers and principal's to be armed. Why are we waiting for the police to arrive and clean up the bodies. If we confront the monsters they will kill themselves or retreats. Gun control is out of the question.

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tange 1 year, 4 months ago

Learning will occur; it always does.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 4 months ago

Excellent, excellent link, ftm1213!!! The best "No BS" source I've ever seen on the subject. Larry Correia has ate slept and breathed this from every angle, and knows what of he speaks. A long informative blog, but one of the first bits of info to jump out at me, "The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. The armed civilians are there when it started." That just blows the argument completely of all the naysayers.

I will be saving this link for future reference, and look to read more of Larry Correia's intelligent writings.

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Jonathan Fox 1 year, 4 months ago

I think that this link answers every apposing argument to allowing guns on campus I've ever heard.

http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2012/12/20/an-opinion-on-gun-control/

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My_Life 1 year, 4 months ago

Guns are the very reason this message board exists for opposing sides to post their opinions. Keep that fact in your sights.

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notorious_agenda 1 year, 4 months ago

There are only a few places that concealed carry guns are not allowed. They must have the official state approved sign banning handguns; Any other sign means nothing. The only person who stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Drunken college students with a CCA? They should be well informed of the consequences should they be drinking and carrying their gun.

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purplesage 1 year, 4 months ago

We are on the road back to the days of the Wild West. Anyone for a return to Dodge City and the 1860's? To all the macho types who think a concealed hand gun - in a teacher's desk or under a professor's podium - would stop a Virginia Tech or Sandy Hook incident: it isn't like on TV. The good guys with their pistols take out the bad guys with their automatic weapons; yea, right. Do we really want a populace walking around with deadly weapons, using them on occasion? Do we want this trend toward militaristic police and vigilantism in our society?

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 4 months ago

and as the hystericals [as above] keep spouting, the NRA keeps adding lots of members, and gun sales go up as real people realize they need to be able to defend themselves within the law. these real people get the classes, get the CCW, and value the second amendment protections in their personal choices.

you guys, keep on being hysterical, you're actually increasing NRA membership and gun sales it seems. people hear your talk, don't trust Mr. Obama and the democrat leaders on this, so they figure they better take matters into their own hands as they see real danger loom.

thanks.

in your own twisted way, you're actually helping America.

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James Minor 1 year, 4 months ago

What is the intent of allowing concealed weapons on campus??? Is it the hope that if an incident occurred like the one at Virginia Tech that all the armed ones will be able to fire back??? More than likely there will be more bloodshed due to the assumptions who the assailant is and all the poor shooters firing at anything that moves. What type of guns will be allowed, Uzis, Tech9s, AK47s???? What if the pepertrator has a bazooka, hand grenades, etc?? America needs to understand what is needed for gun control and enforce it!! More and more tragedies will happen if this country does not seriously take steps to resolve this problem. There are to many knuckleheads like the NRA, destroying our country's appearance by spouting off the only ammendment in the constitution they know and is short enough for them to read. The University of Kansas is an institution for learning and education and is not an institution for gun carrying idiots who are a threat to themselves and others. Stop the Violence America with a revised gun control policy that works, will be enforced, and saves lives!!!!

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blindrabbit 1 year, 4 months ago

I can see a KU LAS student having to take an Organic Chemistry course for his major , taking a mid-term and not remembering his Grignard Reactions or Functional Groups, getting frustrated and snapping off a few Glock 9 rounds, seriously.

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Orwell 1 year, 4 months ago

Ah, for the good old days when nobody had guns on campus except the national guard. That always turned out well.

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gl0ck0wn3r 1 year, 4 months ago

Concealed weapons are already on campus particularly if you follow the campus definition of a weapon. Do I think concealed carry permit holders should be allowed to carry on campus? Absolutely. Why is a college campus any different from anywhere else. Crime doesn't stop at the campus border.

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Glenn Reed 1 year, 4 months ago

If they have a concealed carry license, then sure. This isn't an intelligent area of discussion, though. Too much emotional triggers here, very little data to support them.

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 4 months ago

Yet another example of the extreme gun fetishists trying to force guns into every aspect of society.

This goes beyond free access. This is bordering on forced gun presence and coercion to arm every aspect of society.

The gun fetishists view common sense restriction on military style arms as a slippery slope to dictatorship (or even dictatorship itself) and coffins full of dead children as the price we pay for this "freedom", burnt offerings to their fetish the gun god.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 4 months ago

No, not concealed ones, but allow students to carry exposed guns in western style holsters and bullet belts for revolvers, and extra clip holders for automatic pistols. Also install gun racks inside classroom so students and instructors can stash their M15/16'S, AK-47's and Bushmasters. All of this will proove that Kansas is proud of it's Wild West heritage and why not, this was "the style" back in the 1860's. By the way, who ever heard of any mass murder school shootings back then, proving that the Frenchie Wayne LaPierre is correct when he said "more guns are the answer".

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thuja 1 year, 4 months ago

Do you think people should be allowed anywhere?

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Charles L Bloss Jr 1 year, 4 months ago

Well trained security guards? I have never seen one or met one.

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sierraclub 1 year, 4 months ago

All we need to do is make public places Gun Free zones. Put up NO GUNS allowed signs. That will solve the problems. After all, illegal drugs are illegal and we know that there are none of those in Douglas County.

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LogicMan 1 year, 4 months ago

No. You college-caged hairless apes are under too much stress to be near them. After the most unfortunate Virginia Tech incident, I'd be too worried about monkey see, monkey do.

The well trained security guards should be packing, though.

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tange 1 year, 4 months ago

... dogs and cats carrying together... mass hysteria!

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