Black Voices: We Don’t Need Armed Students on Campuses

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Have the cops stopped the

Have the cops stopped the mass shootings?

Skeptical more than 1 year ago

About four out of five

About four out of five college students drink alcohol.

About half of college students who drink, also consume alcohol through binge drinking.

Death: 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.

Assault: More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

Sexual Abuse: More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.

Injury: 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.

Academic Problems: About 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers, and receiving lower grades overall.

Health Problems/Suicide Attempts: More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.

Now let's add guns to the mix

Martin more than 1 year ago

"...And in the short time

"...And in the short time that Utah, the state that started this trend, has allowed guns on campus, there is no conclusive evidence that guns have reduced campus crime..." But is there any conclusive evidence that guns have increased campus crime? If not, shouldn't the default position be to uphold freedoms guaranteed in the Bill Of Rights?

Anonymous more than 1 year ago

Yes including freedom to

Yes,the default position ought to be in favor of MORE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT I WANT.

Including freedom to ignore alien orders from Mormon overlords, drink alcohol and smoke marijuana in public, have public sex with the person(s) of my own choosing, support womens' right to abortion services, and generally do lots of things that YOU don't approve of.

BUT..you will only support MY freedoms to do what I WANT as long as YOU agree with my wants and goals. AND you don't.

Conservatives and "libertarians" have little respect, at least in my experience, for standing behind people they disagree with on principle.

When I tell my conservative friends that I support their right to free speech they look at me strangely. OF course you do, they say...I'm right!

They don't support MY free speech rights because they disagree with my ideas so they DO NOT agree with the idea that ALL speech ought to be tolerated. IF it contradicts their beliefs.

During the 2012 election cycle I was talking to a friend who denied that Republicans were using VOTER ID to discourage minorities and poor people especially from voting.

Another conservative jumped in and corrected him: "Idiot! We want LESS people to vote...NOT more!"

"Of course we are keeping the blacks from voting...they will throw the election to Obama if we don't stop them"...

My state Senator from Virginia told his constituents two years ago that he was introducing a bill to give rural areas in the Commonwealth MORE representation than urban areas. Many of hIs rural constitutients had told him that since our area is thinly populated, their "voices weren't being heard" at the State Capitol in Richmond in the same numbers as the quickly growing suburbs of Washington DC and other urban centers.

Their point was that it "isn't fair" that they lose by a majority vote on so many issues, even though there are thousands LESS people in the rural areas. For SOME reason, these rural voters feel that they ought to be given an "extra-super-majority vote" to counteract the urban areas and their more "liberal attitudes."

Doesn't matter that the "liberals" in the cities have more votes. The rural areas need to be given EXTRA voting power so their ideas can win.

Art more than 1 year ago

Yes including freedom to

Yes, the default position ought to be in favor of MORE FREEDOM TO DO WHAT I WANT.

Including freedom to ignore alien orders from Mormon overlords, drink alcohol and smoke marijuana in public, have public sex with the person(s) of my own choosing, support womens' right to abortion services, and generally do lots of things that YOU don't approve of.

BUT..you will only support MY freedoms to do what I WANT as long as YOU agree with my wants and goals. AND you don't.

Conservatives and "libertarians" have little respect, at least in my experience, for standing behind people they disagree with on principle.

When I tell my conservative friends that I support their right to free speech they look at me strangely. OF course you do, they say...I'm right!

They don't support MY free speech rights because they disagree with my ideas so they DO NOT agree with the idea that ALL speech ought to be tolerated. IF it contradicts their beliefs.

During the 2012 election cycle I was talking to a friend who denied that Republicans were using VOTER ID to discourage minorities and poor people especially from voting.

Another conservative jumped in and corrected him: "Idiot! We want LESS people to vote...NOT more!"

"Of course we are keeping the blacks from voting...they will throw the election to Obama if we don't stop them"...

My state Senator from Virginia told his constituents two years ago that he was introducing a bill to give rural areas in the Commonwealth MORE representation than urban areas. Many of hIs rural constitutients had told him that since our area is thinly populated, their "voices weren't being heard" at the State Capitol in Richmond in the same numbers as the quickly growing suburbs of Washington DC and other urban centers.

Their point was that it "isn't fair" that they lose by a majority vote on so many issues, even though there are thousands LESS people in the rural areas. For SOME reason, these rural voters feel that they ought to be given an "extra-super-majority vote" to counteract the urban areas and their more "liberal attitudes."

Doesn't matter that the "liberals" in the cities have more votes. The rural areas need to be given EXTRA voting power so their ideas can win.

Art more than 1 year ago

It is the individuals

It is the individuals responsibility to protect their precious life. Gun free zones enable criminals with bad intent. Campus conceal carry has been a long time coming. I wish Adam Lanza had been on the receiving end of a well trained teachers round.

o g readmore more than 1 year ago

So do I, but your pigheaded

So do I, but your pigheaded insistence on being armed to the teeth for no good reason except that you are afraid to live in modern society, despite my OWN right not to be killed by gun toting nuts like you OR Lanza has made that a moot point.

YOU and your ilk have enabled psychotics like Lanza to kill more and more people beacuse you are an ammosexual...attracted sexually to firearms and doubtless nunable to perform sexually without at least ONE gun on your body.

Art more than 1 year ago

Campuses can't even deal with

Campuses can't even deal with date rape assaults, now colleges wish to add guns.....Irresponsible and reckless mandate....bloody bodies will litter the grounds of higher education. Given the over reaction of that obnoxious bigot the other week because a black student was waiting to see an adviser (we've all waited for faculty w/out an appt) , imagine if that unhinged lunatic had a gun?....Seems to me the cops along with the politicians are creating a purposing rational for their reductive attitudes while simultaneously curbing the relaxed, free environment inherent to the college experience.

MLR more than 1 year ago

So, your solution is to live

So, your solution is to live in a prison (police) state?
Or is your solution to the rape issue, to end rape by making women into property?

The guns in the hands of women do more to prevent rape than a rape whistle, pepper spray, prayer, policemen (policemen have been shown to commit some of the rapes), etc. Instead you are advocating for an unarmed victim zone.

Freedom1Man more than 1 year ago

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