From another article in the Temple University student paper. First a statement from CeaseFire PA:
â€œI hope students donÊ¼t start making the [assumption] that they can just take a gun they might have at home and carry it around in their backpack without going through the proper permit and training process,â€ CeaseFirePA Executive Director Max Nacheman said. â€œIf you are going to accept the responsibility of carrying a ï¬rearm like that for defense, you have to make sure you use that responsibility wisely and responsibly.â€
I couldn’t agree more. Funny that sounds pretty similar to PAFOA’s statement in this article:
[PAFOA]Â advocates gun ownership as an option for students, but emphasizes the necessity of pursuing firearm ownership through proper legal avenues.Â â€œFolks need to be educated, whether they are using their hands or they are considering a license to carry,â€ [PAFOA Spokesperson] Caywood said. â€œThey need to know about the laws in place and they need to know concepts about force. I think people just need to generally think about self-defense and whatever level they are choosing, they need to be in line with the law.â€
We’re very glad to have Mr. Nachman and CeaseFire PA on board with campus carry being OK, as long as you follow the law, and do the smart things like know the law, and know how to use your weapon in self-defense. It’s really the same things we argue, you know.