Comment: Don't college students have 2nd amendment rights?

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Don't college students have 2nd amendment rights?

It seems to me that those students were trapped in a "gun-free" campus with no defenses. I fail to see how that policy helped them in any way. It got a lot of people killed. Virginia is a shall-issue concealed carry state, for everybody except those kids.

John Lott:
"The effect of "shall-issue" concealed handgun laws-which give adults the right to carry concealed handguns if they do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness-has been dramatic. Thirty-one states now have such laws. When states passed them during the 19 years we studied, the number of multiple-victim public shootings declined by 84%. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90%, injuries by 82%. "

Putting guns in the hands of faculty in Israel has saved lives, and stopped school shootings. If this works in the climate of Israel, it can work here.

I don't think it's fair to say that people are too stupid to own guns. Most Americans outside the big cities own guns, and it's not the wild west.

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