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    Ohio Considers Allowing Concealed Weapons On Campuses

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    CLEVELAND -- It's been almost a year since the Virginia Tech massacre and it will be eight years next week since the Columbine shootings.

    Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing new plans to allow students to carry concealed weapons at public universities.

    Some students are in favor of such a law, saying that's might be what it would take to stop the next campus gunman, NewsChannel5 reported.

    "Would you rather just sit there cowering at a desk when someone executes you or would you rather have a chance to defend your life? That's what it really boils down to," said Ohio student Michael Flitcraft.

    Ohio is one of at least eight states currently considering allowing guns on campus, but supporters know they have an uphill battle.

    Flitcraft is licensed to carry a concealed weapon on the streets but can't bring it to school.

    "To me it makes no sense that I can defend myself legally over there but I am a felon if I step on the grass over here," said Flitcraft.

    Utah, Colorado and Virginia already allow guns on campus, though it's up to school officials to set policy.

    Still, most students aren't convinced and say that the idea scares them.

    Since 1966, there have been about a dozen college campus shootings. As tragic as they were, experts contend campuses are still among the safest places for young adults.

    "I don't think the answer to bullets flying is to send more bullets flying," said Ron Hold, of Weber State University.

    The security chief at University of Cincinnati thinks the idea is a recipe for disaster.

    "Someone is shooting. The officer responds to the scene. There is a person there with a gun in their hand. Now is that the bad guy or is that a citizen who is trying to help out?" said Gene Ferrara.

    Flitcraft said he won't give up.

    "I do see in the future eventually. It might take 10 or 15 years for it happen but people being able to defend their lives on campus," he said.

    The proposal is gain support. A national advocacy group, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, signed up thousands of people in recent months, bringing its membership to 25,000.




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    good for Ohio! a step in the right direction
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    I think its a good idea myself
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    Awesome!!! Bout time they do that.
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    Gosh...I don't know. Makes it even easier for someone to get a gun on campus. Odds greater of something accidentally happening, bystander getting shot, someone depressed or suicidal would have easy access to gun. Not sure I agree with this. JMO
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    Allowing law abiding citizens to carry guns doesn't make it any easier whatsoever at all for criminals to break laws. It only allows law abiding citizens to defend themselves. To keep law abiding citizens from defending themselves appropriately is a very bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just KC View Post
    Gosh...I don't know. Makes it even easier for someone to get a gun on campus. Odds greater of something accidentally happening, bystander getting shot, someone depressed or suicidal would have easy access to gun. Not sure I agree with this. JMO
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    This is a very hot topic debate which we've had before, here. Not everyone is for allowing carrying weapons on campus.

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    I think It's a great Idea. If you have a CCW permit I see no reason to limit your ability to protect yourself. As we all know the police can't be everywhere to protect you and with escalating calls for service it's gonna get so you have to take a number and wait in line for a mass murder in progress.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    The security chief at University of Cincinnati thinks the idea is a recipe for disaster.

    "Someone is shooting. The officer responds to the scene. There is a person there with a gun in their hand. Now is that the bad guy or is that a citizen who is trying to help out?" said Gene Ferrara.
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    MY God Pudge we're going to have all the bleeding heart liberals in an up roar if they pass that and I believe they're looking at the stand your ground law as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadyswat View Post
    MY God Pudge we're going to have all the bleeding heart liberals in an up roar if they pass that and I believe they're looking at the stand your ground law as well.
    And if ever a state has produced some real whiners for liberals, its Ohio.

    This is a great idea and I hope it passes.
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    No matter how fast the police can respond look at how many die before that happens. There is no ablolute way to prevent a derranged person from slippping a gun onto any campus. Having CCW individuals that have passed the background and some form of proficiency training sending a few bullets back at the perp would likely save lives.

 

 

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