U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Yawn. Well, that was dull. We had another year of campus carry, and no one noticed. Yes, another year went by and legally licensed concealed carry holders were armed on post-secondary campuses across the country. We were told that drunk and drugged-up students who had a carry permit would kill each other over parking places. Critics said that faculty would be shot in the classroom for teaching unpopular courses. It never happened. It turns out that your average gun owner remains extraordinarily level-headed even when he comes on campus. Who knew?!
Georgia’s campus carry law took effect in July of last year.
I checked, and the fresh wave of aggravated murder on campus by licensed concealed carry holders didn’t put an uptick in the budget for emergency medical services. Nothing happened, and newspaper editors across Georgia must have been shocked.
Campus carry was legal for junior colleges in Texas as of August of last year.
You remember reading about all that death and destruction at post-secondary schools? Texas has hundreds of technical schools, junior colleges, colleges, and universities. Texas also has 1.2 million permit holders who now carry on junior college campuses. It has been two years with concealed carry at Texas Universities. And we never noticed.
Maybe a few years isn’t enough time for us to see meaningful results. Perhaps the tidal wave of on-campus carnage must take years to build up. We can look at real results rather than spin fantasies. Ten states allow licensed concealed carry on campus, though some states require additional training, whatever that is? An other 23 states let the governing board of each institution set their own policy. That gives us many lifetimes of experience. We should have observed something by now if there is anything to be seen. Colorado and Utah had campus carry for the last 14 years.. and nothing.
Licensed gun owners are as law abiding on campus as off.
Despite the media’s dire predictions, there were no news stories documenting the blood in the streets and attacks by licensed gun owners on campus. I looked, and I couldn’t find them.
It wasn’t blood spilled on campus, but ink spilled by newspapers predicting a holocaust.
The only thing murdered was the truth as the news media deliberately ignored that mass-murderers choose gun-free zones.
Please remember the media’s terrible record the next time a reporter offers up his fantasy about armed America.
..and happy anniversary to campus carry!
About Rob Morse
The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.