Firearms On Campus: Dangerous Idea?

Belle Chase Rep. Ernest Wooten wants to allow people with a concealed weapons permit to carry guns on school campuses. He suggests that having law abiding armed citizens on campus would reduce violence.

I, too, am sick and tired of the wanton violence that plagues us. I would bet my paycheck that most of us are.  Are we willing to go so far as to allow people to carry guns on campus?

Imagine the potential of a wild-west shooting frenzy among the people with good intentions and the bad people and some innocent kids caught in the crossfire. That is just one example of what could go wrong. Firearms on campus! What do you think?



  1. The reality of the matter is the fact that guns do not make places less safe. It’s just the opposite of that. When trained people (anyone with a carry permit must have training) carry concealed handguns everyone around them is safer without even knowing it. The people with ill intentions will bring guns anywhere, they don’t care about the law so why would they obey your “No guns” signs? If some good citizen, exercising his constitutional rights wishes to obtain a permit and carry his own protection he will be able to respond immediately to the bad guy with a guy and have the element of surprise. It takes police time to get there and clean up the mess.

    For more information regarding concealed carry on campus visit:

  2. I find the comparisons to the wild-west odd. The West was only wild because of the danger of a foreign culture clashing with a native one and the relative lawless nature of the spaces between cities. Firearms were there for the protection of individuals where law could not arrive in time since it was understood anyone seeking to do another harm would posses a weapon thus having one on your person was a way to match that force. Notice in these school incidents that those seeking to do others harm have weapons (in violation of school policy and sometimes law yet they feel free to violate it) while those who would defend themselves are deprived of the means to do so.

    Firearms on campus! Evening the odds in my opinion. I’d hate to think that because I was personally afraid of a weapon that I mandated my fear be imposed on others and it result in the harm or death of an innocent. That is a great injustice I could not bear to be responsible (even partly) for.

  3. Isn’t one of the benefits of a concealed weapons permit being available to the public quite similar to the “eye in the sky” in stores or casinos? Meaning, isn’t there some real advantage gained just knowing that there MIGHT be a camera there? Or, therefore, that guy might have a gun? If not, they why are some Sky Marshals plainclothed? If police are convinced there’s an advantage, why can’t the average citizen, who is able to obtain the licensing, take the same advantage? Why don’t more have the license?

    Has there EVER been an armed robbery at a gun show? or a murder? (I really don’t know, just asking)

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917,

    5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated’ people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

    It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in: List of 7 items:

    Australia-wide, homicides are up 32 percent
    Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
    In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!
    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.
    There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.
    You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.

    With guns, we are ‘citizens’. Without them, we are ‘subjects’.

    During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

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