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They are not cops, so they do not need a cops training. You don't call a CC carrier to respond in place of a cop. By saying a CC carrier can't carry the same gun as cop, I assume that you would support a law that your car can't go as fast a Highway Patrol car. Plus open carry has been the law forever in Kansas. Lawrence is a open carry city also.
CC holders are not cops. They do not need to be trained to the level of cops.
The city has plenty of money and the county as well. Just look at the county. They gave away $5,000 to the Castle Tea Room for marketing and advertising? That is a sham at best. Wheover is running place cannot generate their own $5,000? Sounds like Libby Kriz's foundation is about tapped out!.
I still have not gotten an answer on how the current law of a convicted felon owning a gun did not stop the recent Ottowa murders. THERE IS A LAW AGAINST CONVICTED FELONS OWNING GUNS AND YET, HE HAD ONE!!!.
man, crazy is surely popular today....
Actually, my issue with it is not that I think that the CC holders are going to turn violent. I worry more about two things: 1) The way it stands now, if someone detects that someone on campus or in a public building has a gun, that in an of itself is cause for someone to report this, because that person should not have it on campus CC or not. Having a substantial population of legal carriers on the premises takes away this as probable cause. It will be much easier for someone up to no good to bring a gun because having a gun would no longer be a priori cause for suspicion. 2) I don't trust the current CC procedure to provide people with enough training to deal with crisis situations, if indeed a real shooter situation were to arise. I have no problem with CC as long as the training and acceptance standards are equivalent to what law enforcement officer would go through. That is currently not the case.
"Is Lawrence going to be like Dodge City in the days of the O.K. Corral, or are our city’s public building entrances possibly going to resemble the screening areas for airline boarding?"
This is nothing but melodramatic posturing that will end up costing a lot of tax dollars.
I am trying to understand why everyone thinks that now that the 8" plastic signs that says "NO GUNS ALLOWED" have been taken down, that the Concealed Carry Holders are suddenly going to turn violent and start shooting up the campus. The mind set seems to be that the signs were 100% effective and without them there will have to be metal detectors and guards at every door to do what those 8" plastic signs were doing. Can anyone please explain what has changed to cause this fear of attack from your friends and neighbors that may have a concealed carry license? Violence hasn't happened in the last 6 years, it is not going to happen now.
The cost of living in a free country!!
I'm sure a no gun placard will stop a person with criminal intent from entering a building! The only thing those placards CAN do is criminalize an honest citizen. CC permit holders are not a problem nor is someone who openly carry's a gun. I'll give the city some free advice, just make a new placard, criminals carrying a gun will be prosecuted. There, problem solved and no more cost than we have now.
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