Guns on campus?

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lawmakers in Oklahoma are taking steps to allow people with specialized training to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

A measure approved by the state house would authorize campus guns for people who have undergone special firearms training including members of the military and honorably discharged veterans.

Supporters argue the measure would make campuses safer by putting guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens, but given recent campus shootings around the nation, opponents have wasted no time registering objections.

The measure now goes to the Oklahoma Senate.

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  • by Mork Location: Ork on Mar 20, 2008 at 04:18 AM
    Steve - that statement scares the hell out of me. I support the second amendment but people, get real. If I had to carry a weapon to feel save then I would move somewhere else. I think too many people suffer from "little man" syndrome and to carry a gun gives them a rush of power.
  • by Erick Gent Location: Denison on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    What Steve said.
  • by Steve Location: Denison on Mar 16, 2008 at 05:59 PM is the simple explanation: I was a cop for over 20 years...I am licensed to carry a concealed handgun. I carry one everywhere...even to church...I won't shoot you unless you are going to shoot me, or some other innocent person. End of story.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Mar 16, 2008 at 03:28 PM
    Give 'em all guns - that will solve the problem. You people are nuts. If you allow guns in school you'll need more body bags.
  • by MOM Location: OK on Mar 16, 2008 at 02:57 PM
    Do I know what it is like? I am a teacher! I am the one most likely to die in the room. You all tell me if cops come up on the scene with a shooter and several others with their concealed weapons shooting at any and everything -how they will know who to shoot back at? More guns doesn't make you safer.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:28 AM
    I am a college student, and I don't worry about being shot in class. I worry about more realistic concerns, like getting in to a fatal car accident on the way to school. Now, if there was someone sitting next to me in class and I KNEW they had a concealed handgun, permit or not, I would be a little on edge. You don't hear about shootings "all over the US". You hear about a handful of tragic events. Are one or two plane crashes going to keep you from flying, considering the ratio of crashes to uneventful flights? Tragedies happen. Arming people to the teeth won't stop them.
  • by College Student Location: OK/TX on Mar 15, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    MOM in OK,are you a college student? Do you know what it's like going to school & wondering if you should be watching your back sitting in lecture?!?Wondering what crazed maniac could walk in the door,since your hearing it all over the US!??!Probably not! I have gone through a Concealed to Carry & we are so limited on where we can carry,I did it so that I could have a little sense of security if needed,I'm totally for being able to protect myself.If some of those students that were victims might have had their concealed to carry & was able to have their gun w/them,then maybe the shooter wouldn't have been able to take so many lives!Plus if you have your concealed then you'd be aware of the things you have to go through to be able to carry.You don't just go & pay $,then your carrying a gun,there is several things that you have to KNOW & do,to be elgible to do so!If your child was the victim wouldn't you want someone that was able to protect them, you'd know the good guy!
  • by tyr Location: ardmore on Mar 15, 2008 at 11:39 AM
    it is easy mom in ok, the good guys are the ones that shoot the bad guys.
  • by ashley Location: gordonville on Mar 14, 2008 at 08:42 PM
    there is no reason to let guns on school campuses. 95 % of the shooters in schools were "law abiding citizens". it doesnt take much anymore for people to flip out and open fire. If they pass this I sure will not be going to Oklahoma schools for any reason at all!!!
  • by Charlton H. Location: I forget. on Mar 14, 2008 at 07:45 PM
    The more guns the better!! The only way we're going to protect America from these completely unbalanced kids who bring guns to school is by also arming the ones who are only slightly unbalanced. It will also put an end to those stupid drawn-out fistfights kids that age have over girls or sneakers or cars, because kids will be able to end those disputes more efficiently with a wholesome and all-American duel. Amen.
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