Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We do not need guns on college campuses

Recently, a few states have or are getting close to allowing students to carry guns on campus. Texas I believe is the state closest to getting it done, and in Montana, the governor just vetoed the bill that would have allowed it to happen.
What are they thinking! Before we get into who is conservative or liberal, who believes in the second amendment or not, let us remember this is about student safety not politics. Keep your political views out of the equation and think for a moment!
Here are just some of the issues colleges are having
·         Women getting sexually assaulted on campus
·         Drug and alcohol fueled parties
·         Racism
·         Cultures of extreme meanness
·         Classism
I could go on, however, the question is do you really want to throw firearms into that mix? Imagine what could happen if young, emotional, hormone filled, sometimes irrationally ignorant students get a hold of a firearm.
College is supposed to be a place of learning, and we are supposed to be teaching our students not arming them. I have no issue with guns in the right place at the right time, and as a long time educator, I strongly believe based upon experience that arming students will make things worse.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III
The ETeam

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