Monday, December 28, 2009
Reporting from Denver - After a gun-wielding student killed 32 at Virginia Tech, faculty at Colorado State University in Fort Collins found, to their alarm, that theirs was one of the few public schools in the country with no policy banning firearms. Anyone with a concealed weapons permit could legally carry on campus.(SNIP)
Advocates of the restriction point to the study, prepared by the International Assn. of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, cited by the Board of Governors.
The study found that of the 30,000 Americans killed by guns in 2005, only 147 were shot in justifiable homicides -- in other words, for protection.
The report, prepared after several states discussed allowing guns on campus in the wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech killings, concludes: "There is no credible evidence to suggest that the presence of concealed weapons would reduce violence on our college campuses."
Monday, December 14, 2009
Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) has an amendment which addresses the industry's objections, but there is no guarantee that he will be able to attach the amendment. NSSF is asking GunVoters to contact the Chairman of the House Infrastructure and Transportation Committee, Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN) to urge him to work to include the Graves amendment. It would also be helpful to contact your own Rep. And ask that they also support the Graves amendment.
It is expected that there will be more information on this bill and the Graves amendment Monday or Tuesday so check out the Firearms Coalition web page for updates.
Firearms Coalition web page located HERE