The Most Dangerous States In Which To Teach College (If You Think Carrying Concealed Firearms Are Dangerous)
by Hannah Gold
According to the Law Center to Prevent Violence, 26 bills in 12 states that lift restrictions on the ability to carry a concealed weapon on a university or college campus are currently pending in state legislatures. In the past few years seven states have fought tooth and nail to wrestle the control of firearms on campuses from the Boards of Regents and won, most recently in Idaho where a new bill allowing concealed carry at universities passed the House in early March and was signed by Governor C.L. Otter just two weeks ago. All this despite the fact that college campuses are some of the safest spaces in the country—93 percent of crimes against college students ages 18-24 occur off campus.
It’s clear that the Second Amendment enforcement squad over at the NRA is behind this recent explosion in legislation. But if you look at who’s giving comment on these bills to the media on behalf of the pro-gun agenda it’s usually the local sheriff or a grassroots group called Students for Concealed Carry, which formed shortly after the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 and has been a major player in organizing for decreased restrictions on
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