My mom and I were talking about the shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb County, Illinois, and I asked her how we might put an end to these college campus shootings.
My mother suggested that it might not be such a bad idea to allow students to pack a pistol on campus. She said, and I’m paraphrasing here, that folks wanting to act a fool on campus would think twice if they walked into a lecture hall and all of a sudden had 150 magnums, glocks, and .38s trained on them. I think she might have been joking; at least I hope she was considering I’ve never heard that 61 year old lady use the word “glock” in my life (that cracked me up, by the way).
But, I think it the tragic events in DeKalb, Illinois raises some interesting questions. In light of the fact that there are some crazy people out there who might just lose it and decide to shoot a place up, do we need more or less gun control? Do people need to be armed on the off chance that they may find themselves in a situation where they need to take out someone who’s on a shooting spree? Would doing so promote vigilantism?
Do we need bills like House Bill 89 which would allow Georgians to carry guns in church and publicly owned or operated buildings (which I believe would include Georgia’s public colleges & universities)?
What say you?