Ultimately, this is not just a campus safety issue. It also is an issue involving the core values served by institutions of higher education. It is difficult to imagine anything more destructive to an environment of academic freedom â€“ in which controversial issues can be passionately debated free of fear and intimidation â€“ than students or professors â€œstrappedâ€ as they participate in those debates.
Because, you know, armed people just can’t have a passionate debate without someone pulling out a gun and shooting the place up. This is what these people think about you. How can anyone possibly believe they are fine with the right to bear arms?