Student Discounts for Glocks?

They have them for cars, so why not?  Peter Hamm and Josh Sugarmann aren”t happy about it though:

“He’s arming the criminals and then telling the rest of us to buy guns so we can protect ourselves from the criminals he’s armed,” said Peter Hamm, communications director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

While gun control advocates acknowledge that Thompson has a right to make this offer, they say this is yet another example of the gun industry trying to profit from gun violence.

“What this shows is that to the gun industry, gun violence is at best an abstract concept and at worst a business opportunity,” said Josh Sugarmann, the Executive Director of the Violence Policy Center.

“No matter how these products are used against citizens, the answer is always more guns when in fact these problems stem from the fact that there are too many guns out there already,” Sugarmann told

When the standard playbook no longer works, keep repeating it, only louder!  If Mr. Thompson is selling guns to criminals, shouldn’t Josh and Peter be complaining to the ATF instead of a newspaper?  Or are they merely hoping the public doesn’t realize that Eric Thompson can’t ship any firearms directly to the public, but must ship through a licensed dealer who will run the federally mandated criminal background check?

Also, college students are adults.  They can vote, get married, get drafted, sign contracts, and what have you.  You have to be 21 to get a license to carry one in all but one state (Indiana, I think).  So what’s the problem?   A lot of these guys were toting automatic weapons around Iraq before they became students.  If you’re old enough to bear arms for your country, and possibly die for your country, you’re old enough to buy a gun.

4 thoughts on “Student Discounts for Glocks?”

  1. Sadly, this will not help many students out, since very few campuses actually allow firearms on their premises. Or, rather, it will not help out those students who wish to remain within the bounds of the rules… Sure, they could leave the firearms at their parents’ or whatnot, but that hardly helps them on a day-to-day basis.

    As for the broken records of the anti-rights folks… the disconnect between their thoughts and the reality of the situation is so great, it makes the Grand Canyon look like a mouse’s wrinkle. All we can hope to do is keep repeating the simple, factual, honest truth of the situation, and let them build up their own strawman arguments and watch them burn…

  2. The anti-gun crusade has been the most powerful factor ramping up market demand for firearms since the end of the great depression! Almost the entire domestic industry producing AR and AK clones owes their existence to the ban on so-called “assault weapons” which began with the California ban back in 1989. Back then China was flooding the market with cheap AK clones and even cheaper surplus SKS rifles. But the ban stopped the cheap imports and terrified the people of the gun into paying almost any price to own a ‘black rifle’. And the funny thing is most gun folk had very little interest in ‘black rifles’ before the anti-gun crusaders tried to force the issue.

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