Should students at college be allowed to carry concealed firearms?

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Should students at college be allowed to carry concealed firearms?

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  2. No

    51.5%
  3. I don't know

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  1. Dirt McGirt
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    Maineman brought up an interesting question. Let's put it to a poll.
     
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    I voted no. I think it's up to the school to provide armed security.
     
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    I voted no as well......Keep guns out of our schools.

    Armed Scurity is now a good idea...There seems to be an awful lot of copy cat type suiciders coming out of the woodwork.

    I just can't believe this shit...:(
     
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    Why? we have enough problems with security, the meaning of security and the ability to have people feel secure in public places in the first place. So what would a concealed weapon do exactly? Besides start a old west shoot out.
    The issue is how to have gun control without restricting or making the right to bear arms totally illegal.
     
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    I don't think arming students is the answer. IMO, it would have a much better chance of making the situation worse.
     
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    I agree... spending the time and money to really make campus security effective seems much more sensible.
     
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    Imagine the civil lawsuits if they allowed students to carry concealed firearms and something happened.
     
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    like a party gone wrong on friday night....:rolleyes:
     
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    I voted yes just to be contrarian.

    I honestly don't know what the answer is. The truth is, while tragic, these sorts of shootings are an anomoly.

    After the Lubby's shooting in Texas a few years back, the CCW laws were changed to be less restrictive. There were several customers who had guns in their cars but were unable to carry them into the eatery because of the law. More than one law enforcement official stated that had they been allowed to carry their gun on their person, the Lubby's shooting would have result in far fewer deaths.

    While I don't think allowing everyone to pack heat is necessarily a good idea, I think some would be less inclined to start shooting up a place if they think someone in the crowd is likely to shoot back.
     
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    There isn't an answer. As someone else stated, it's going to happen. I don't see arming students as the answer for most of the reasons listed above.

    I think it can be minimized. It looks like there is NO campus security nor surveillance at VT. Both would cut response time and situation assessment down measurably.

    I see a distinct difference between a place like a restaurant such as Luby's and a school with 300k students in it.
     

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