Montreat in lockdown after reports of armed man

MONTREAT Reports of a man with a gun led to a lockdown of Montreat College. The man, with a holstered gun, was spotted in several areas of the college around 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Full Story

Boiling Springs, SC

#1 Mar 21, 2009
How many more time are you gonna run this article?

United States

#2 Mar 21, 2009
The whole thing is stupid.

The college is in the middle of town. One could conceivably be walking on a town street adjacent to the college with a handgun and not be on the college property.

There are many hikers in Montreat, and although the "use" of guns is prohibited on the trails, the possession of such is not. Montreat is loaded (no pun intended) with bears, and they are just beginning to become active.

Last time I was in Montreat, I saw several cars. Cars kill far more college students than guns by a wide margin. Why doesn't the college go into lockdown because of the cars? When are we going to stop overreacting to the presence of a gun? What a bunch of sissies and wimps.
Oh Noes

United States

#3 Mar 21, 2009
A Holstered gun, RUN RUN

Greenville, SC

#4 Mar 21, 2009
If the person had a holstered gun he/she was more than likely had a permit to carry a holstered gun.
Or the funny thing is, he could have been a COP! 
Death is inevitable... don't be afraid!
greemlife grosery

Hendersonville, NC

#5 Mar 21, 2009
Dear Amy: I work with a young woman who wears the most hideous vintage clothing imaginable. Her long, unkempt hair only adds to her Halloween look. Everyone talks about her looks and clothing behind her back.

Should someone say something to her? She could be very attractive if only she knew how to dress.-- Concerned Co-worker

Dear Concerned: If you want to get together with others and criticize someone's looks, you and your co-workers should head back to middle school, where this behavior is at least appropriate to the setting. Your comment that your colleague "could be very attractive if only she knew how to dress" is the sort of condescending remark that is really an insult dressed up as a compliment.

If your colleague's clothing choices are professionally inappropriate for the work she does, or if her Halloween hair would impede her functioning well in the workplace, then take action. Or, if she is so grossly off-base that she presents a dangerous distraction to others, and if you are her supervisor, then by all means give her the benefit of your sartorial expertise.

Otherwise, you and others who criticize this person behind her back should take another look at your own behavior, stop sniping and get back to work.

United States

#6 Mar 21, 2009
Goofy wrote:
If the person had a holstered gun he/she was more than likely had a permit to carry a holstered gun.
Or the funny thing is, he could have been a COP!
Death is inevitable... don't be afraid!
There is no such thing in NC as a permit to carry a holstered gun.

CCW permits allow one to carry concealed, the requisite word is "concealed".

Open carry is legal in NC, but not on educational property. There is a "going armed to the terror of the public" law, but it requires a complaint and an assessment by a LEO before one can be charged.

This is the US. People should be allowed to carry guns, and we shouldn't overreact to their carrying. Likely if the gun was in a holster on his/her person, there was no intent to do harm.....just silly overreaction by college administrators who have been educated well beyond their intelligence.

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