Some SC Lawmakers Want to Allow Weapo...

Some SC Lawmakers Want to Allow Weapons on Campus

There are 38 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 7, 2007, titled Some SC Lawmakers Want to Allow Weapons on Campus. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Some South Carolina lawmakers believe allowing people to carry concealed weapons on school campuses could prevent massacres like last month's slayings at Virginia Tech.

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Your mom

Columbia, SC

#23 May 8, 2007
Danni wrote:
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Oh, how about a chick with two guns?
.45 and .357 (hollow points only)
Is that hot, too?
Double hot!

Since: Apr 07

Winnsboro

#24 May 8, 2007
Your mom wrote:
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Because they are run by a bunch of cowardly liberals who piss themselves at the sight of a weapon.
I am as far from a liberal as they come and do not see where carrying a gun to school will help anything.
ANYONE

Columbia, SC

#25 May 8, 2007
This bill was passed and then vetoed .The House voted to override the veto by a vote of 91-0. The Senate also voted 44-0 to override the veto. The Senate's vote to override took place on May 4,2007.
John W

Dawsonville, GA

#26 May 8, 2007
Allowing permit holders to be armed on campus worked in Israel, where it cut attacks at schools to almost nothing. Its permitted under Federal law, and in several states. There have already been cases where legally armed good guys stopped bad guys from killing teachers and students. The police can't be everywhere, and cooperating with killers doesn't stop them from killing. Its another way to protect our schools, and its worth a try.
W Springstube PhD

Austin, TX

#27 May 8, 2007
I teach finance and economics at a small, private college in Texas. Texas law precludes any carry, even by the holder of a Texas CHL, on campus. The only exceptions are law enforcement and military in the performance of their duties. Therefore, this campus is a "gun-free zone." Why don't I feel safer? The answer is simple. Some bozo who intends to commit capital murder isn't going to give a hoot about a class three felony. That is small potatoes compared to capital murder.
Based on most state CCW laws, the vast majority of freshmen and sophomores and about half of the juniors would not be able to carry on campus because they are under 21, the legal age for CCW in most states.
Finally, Alaska and Vermont have no restrictions on either concealed or open carry. They are not hotbeds of murder or shoot-outs. Forty states now have CCW. None of them have seen any significant increase in murder or shoot-outs because of CCW. I fail to see what the problem is. The data do not support the assertion that CCW on campus would result in more death.
Finally, philosophicly, we are all going to die. The only question is when and how? Gun-free zones are becoming known as easy target zones. I can't rely on police to protect me or my students, since they usually don't know that anything is happening until after somebody calls 911. Can you guarantee that a killer will allow somebody to make that call? Then, the police have to arrive and, in the case of VT, breach the doors that were chained shut by the madman. How many can die during that time?
Think about it.
Your mom

Columbia, SC

#29 May 8, 2007
Carolina Native wrote:
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I am as far from a liberal as they come and do not see where carrying a gun to school will help anything.
Come to USC and try to shoot me. I'll shoot you back!
Sportcat

Anderson, SC

#30 May 8, 2007
Carolina Native wrote:
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Are you kidding? I totally agree with people being allowed to carry a concealed weapon...but enough is enough! NO WEAPONS belong in schools--period...no matter who carries them. Places have to have rules, and just because some people break them, it is no reason to throw the rule out, or make it legal to break it...puhlease. Where is the common sense in this?
Too bad VT's Cho did not follow the rules. 32 people paid the price.
WColaGal

Columbia, SC

#31 May 8, 2007
Sam wrote:
As a teacher I feel its time that we do something to protect the students that we teach. The training and background checks are rigous. FBI,SLED, and testing to get your CWP. Parents expects us to take care of their childern and being armed is just anough tool other than locking your door and getting under a table. Give me a fighting chance other than being a sitting target.
Just what do you teach? Because I have to tell you that if you were teaching anything other than SHOP, you are a disgrace - or maybe you need to go take some typing classes. Or, maybe you are the one that has taught most of these journalists that are so pathetic! What a joke!
Justice

Swansea, SC

#32 May 8, 2007
Danni wrote:
I agree with this 100 percent. Excellent idea! Getting my CWP was one of the best decisions I ever made. Yep, I'm a chick with a gun!
SLED giving anyone guns these days... even dizzy blondes. Lmaoooo
Justice

Swansea, SC

#33 May 8, 2007
Danni wrote:
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Let me provide one example...if just one professor or student at VT had been carrying that day, many lives could have been saved.
Noooooooo, if that stupid President @ VA Tech, and Police Chief had placed the school on alert and/or lockdown when the initial shooting went down .... alot of students, and faculty members would have NOT been killed

“If you can't be a good example”

Since: Mar 07

be a warning

#34 May 8, 2007
Makes one think of a Quentin Tarrentino movie:

A car on campus backfires. Everyone pulls out their gun mistaking the backfire for gun fire. Everyone then sees everyone else waving guns around so everyone starts firing at everyone. Headlines read "Car Backire Kills Thousands".

"Hey Moe! Hey Larry! Whoo whoo whoo whoo!"

Course I gues that's one way to make campus' safe, kill off all the students.
Justice

Swansea, SC

#36 May 8, 2007
Danni wrote:
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Guns Save Lives!
People save lives.... just like people take lives!!.You can take a gun and sit it on the 50 yard line of a football stadium... and it will sit there until "the times get better". But, as soon as JACK BLACK go picks it's up and start shooting.. people will die
Country Boy

United States

#38 May 8, 2007
What a woman!!!!!!!!! a 357 and a 45, way to go.
You are so right if someone knows that you are armed they will stay out of you way. I have a CWP and it was the best thing that I did in a long time. A lot of people that has been responding to the post just don't unstandstand. Just wait until one of them is attack and they have No way to defend against it, maybe they'll change. I have no problem with a teacher who has a CWP to have a gun in the class. The students don't need to know.
Keep it coming.
Danni wrote:
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But if Jack Black has a concealed weapons permit and he picks up that gun and uses it in self-defense, he has saved a life.
Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year -- or about 6,850 times a day. This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.
Need more convincing?
http://www.gunowners.org/sk0802.htm

Since: Apr 07

Winnsboro

#39 May 9, 2007
Danni wrote:
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Let me provide one example...if just one professor or student at VT had been carrying that day, many lives could have been saved.
and you know this because that is what you would have done? Maybe.... I would feel more unsafe knowing that a bunch of people are carrying guns legally or not around me.

Since: Apr 07

Winnsboro

#40 May 9, 2007
Your mom wrote:
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Come to USC and try to shoot me. I'll shoot you back!
Oh, yeah...very well stated....I think that is how it goes just about everywhere, hot heads.... GUNS ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES SHOULD NOT BE....
there would automatically be more "self defense" shootings than USC players breaking the law and we know how that works....oops...did I just type that....yep

Since: Apr 07

Winnsboro

#41 May 9, 2007
Sportcat wrote:
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Too bad VT's Cho did not follow the rules. 32 people paid the price.
I agree with you, but throwing out the law just because it didnt work in a situation is not the way to go.

Since: Apr 07

Winnsboro

#44 May 10, 2007
Danni wrote:
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Let's just say that I am certainly no stranger to firearms.
Do you want to be a gun owner or a victim? You make the choice. Just don't choose for me.
I own plenty of guns and was raised properly around them. I understand that you are trained to carry a concealed weapon, but I doubt very seriously must that carry them are. Seeing that I work in a school and most of the parents who want to volunteer here cant pass a SLED check, I would be very uncomfortable thinking they were "packing heat"
James Thomas

Beaumont, TX

#45 May 11, 2007
Finally, a few lawmakers that have some brains and realize that creating "gun free" zones only eliminates guns from honest people and crazy people will disregard the rules and kill defenseless people. I wish all the state and federal legislators would wake up and allow honest concealed carry license holders to carry everywhere - thereby providing protection not only for themselves but also for all other honest people that would otherwise be innocent victims of criminals and crazy people.

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