By Tom Knighton
Schools are the proverbial barrel a mass shooter can shoot fish in. They’re contained spaces filled with disarmed individuals who often have been conditioned to stay and hide amid an attack. They’re kind of perfect for mass shooters.
Most schools have plans for such occasions, which mostly consist of locking down the school so the potential killer can’t gain access to more victims. This can work. In fact, it did in northern California recently.
But in colleges, things get a bit trickier. You see, adults tend to frown on people telling them they can’t leave for their own safety. Further, you often have a number of students who are old enough to carry a firearm legally…but only if their state allows it.
At UMass, student Brad Palumbo asks just why can’t he carry a firearm?
UMass students are prohibited from having a firearm (or even a BB gun) anywhere on campus, even in their dorm room; violating this rule can result in a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to a year. But this misguided state law, which deprives individuals of their constitutional rights, misses the point: Trained individuals with permits should be allowed to …Read the Rest
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