College students across the nation have a whole lot on their plate, with heavy academic workloads, an unrelenting liberal presence on campus, and the impending doom of their student loan payments.
To add to those concerns, a number of violent, high profile incidents have been occurring on campuses from coast to coast over the course of the last few years, leaving these already stressed populations of America’s youth looking over their shoulders in perpetuity.
Events such as the shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, the neo-Fascist riots of UC Berkeley in 2017, and others have had students across the country weighing their options for self defense in the halls of academia. Unfortunately, thanks to liberal lawmakers’ constant pressure on state schools, a great many of our academic institutions have outlawed firearms on campus, leaving the defense of the population to a handful of campus police officers.
Now, in Kentucky, lawmakers are looking to put some of that Constitutional power back into the hands of the students, hoping to curb the perception that college students are sitting ducks, ripe for whatever nefarious intent these violent ne’er do wells possess.
“Students at the University of Louisville and Kentucky’s other public universities should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus, a state lawmaker says.
“‘Law-abiding citizens have a right to protect themselves,’ said state Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, adding that college campuses, where shootings have become more frequent in recent years, may be one of the riskier places a student ever goes.
“House Bill 210 would prohibit Kentucky’s publicly funded colleges and universities from restricting a person’s ability to possess a gun on campus if the person has a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon. It would also limit state and local governments’ ability to impose such restrictions on buildings they own, with the exception of courtrooms and detention facilities.”
As with all things 2nd Amendment, the move has been widely opposed by democratic lawmakers in the Bluegrass State, who are far too attached to their partisan politics to understand the gravity and reality of the situation.
Worse yet, the universities themselves are standing true to their liberal bias, with spokesmen for some of the state’s larger schools openly opposing the legislation.