Kansas University Implements Campus Carry – The Results Are AWESOME!


Concealed carry works. It is literally taking
personal responsibility for yourself and your own safety. While the national debate rages
on over whether teachers should be armed, the University of Kansas decided to allow
students some personal responsibility for themselves and their own safety. KU is now reporting that due to the choice
to allow students and faculty to carry concealed firearms on campus, crime is down significantly…and
no, it is a far cry from a shootout at the OK Corral, World War III, or any level the
reenactment of some sort of “bloodbath” like leftist progressive gun control advocates
would have you believe. In a campus safety report released late last
week, KU Public Safety officials reported crime on the Lawrence campus declined some
13% from 2016 to 2017. In the first six months of permitted concealed guns on campus, there
have been no criminal weapons violations. Prior to 2017, KU campus police report that
since 2008 there have been a total of 14 weapons violations, only one of which took place in
2016. They handled a total five sexual assaults in the years 2016 and 2017, with one more
rape in 2017 and one less fondling. KU Public Safety handled 671 total criminal offenses
in 2017, down from 770 in 2016. As of July 1, 2018, the newly passed Kansas
Personal and Family Protection Act allowed students and faculty to carry concealed handguns
into nearly all campus buildings. Despite the 13% drop in crime, gun control advocates
are whining. Apparently, self-defense just is not done by these social justice warriors…though
can they even aptly be dubbed “warriors” when the mere mention of firearms and self-defense
triggers them into toddler-esque tantrums and nonsensical tirades…but I digress… Despite KU administration and campus police
allowing their firearms to now attend class unmolested and tag along with students to
their various classes and activities, no gun has been reported to have attacked, killed,
or otherwise harmed anyone. No rogue guns have gone on a bloody rampage of rape and
assault much to the chagrin of gun control advocates with their wailing and gnashing
of teeth. Embracing lawful carriers of firearms does not indeed equal more gun incidents. KU concealed carry policy states clearly – Individuals who choose to carry concealed
handguns are solely responsible to do so in a safe and secure manner in strict conformity
with state and federal laws and KU weapons policy. Safety measures outlined in the KU
weapons policy specify that a concealed handgun: Must be under the constant control of the
carrier. Must be out of view, concealed either on the
body of the carrier, or backpack, purse, or bag that remains under the constant control
of the carrier. Must be in a holster that covers the trigger
area and secures any external hammer in an un-cocked position
Must have the safety on, and have no round in the chamber.
And it appears students are abiding by these policies as requested… Gun control is not about guns – it is about
control. Are we as law-abiding US citizens to be “allowed” to have the right to keep
and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment, or are our Second Amendment rights to be infringed
so that the government can lord over, control, supervise, and “take care” of us? I think Dr. Suzanna Hupp says it best when
she states emphatically “How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how
he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as
part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care
of.” Hupp would know as she is a survivor of the 1991 Luby’s Cafeteria mass shooting
in Texas. She went on to author a book by the name of – “From Luby’s to the Legislature:
One Woman’s Fight Against Gun Control” and serve as a Republican in a traditionally
Democratic seat in the Texas legislature. When Hupp spoke about the loss of both of
her parents to an armed madman on that fateful day when they went to eat at the Luby’s
Cafeteria, she expressed her anger at legislators and gun control advocates stating – “I’m mad at my legislators for legislating
me out of the right to protect myself and my family. I would much rather be sitting
in jail with a felony offense on my head and have my parents alive. As far as these so-called assault weapons,
you say that they don’t have any defense use. You tell that to the guy that I saw on
a videotape of the L.A. riots, standing up on his rooftop protecting his property and
his life from an entire mob with one of these so-called assault weapons. Tell me that he
didn’t have a legitimate self-defense use. Just one final statement, I’ve been sitting
here getting more and more fed up with all of this talk about these pieces of machinery
having no legitimate sporting purpose; no legitimate hunting purpose. People, that is
not the point of the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting.
And I know I’m not going to make very many friends saying this, but it’s about all
rights, all of our rights to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.” While campus carry may not solve all that
ails KU and it will likely not solve all crimes, it gives people a choice and a means to defend
themselves. When college feminists talk about how “rape culture” is such a thing? (See
stats cited above for why it is not, however, it would seem that a firearm is a more significant
deterrent than any kind of so-called “rape whistle” or wishful thinking. While pro-gun policies and legislation is
not a magic wand one can wave to prevent all the bad things from happening, it can and
it does help and reduce. The stats also conclusively prove that no one has been hurt by pro-gun
policies either, despite what the left would have you believe. Facts do not lie.

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