Many colleges and universities have declared themselves to be gun free zones and a number of state legislatures have passed laws banning firearms from public colleges and universities, but that has not stopped the crimes on and off many campuses. In fact, it only leaves more students vulnerable to becoming a victim of a crime whether it be robbery or sexual assault.
That’s why a group of students from Georgia Tech have began teaching other students how to handle a firearm and how to use to protect themselves. The group of students who initially got together for sport shooting decided to use their knowledge to help save their fellow students.
(Fox News) – A group of students at Georgia Tech who banded together for sports shooting are now using their skills to teach others how to defend themselves amid a spike in off-campus crime.
Since Jan. 10, there have been seven incidents involving a weapon in Atlanta neighborhoods bordering the school, according to FOX5.
Rob Montgomery, the vice president of the Marksmanship Club at Georgia Tech, told FOX5he’s upset thieves are prowling campus-area neighborhoods looking to take advantage of college students.
“What we really think is the best solution to these problems is to have people properly trained in the use of firearms,” he said…
It seems only gun rights advocates realize that the best defense against many crimes is for the people to be armed and know how to use their weapon to defend themselves and others. All this was made possible because a year ago, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, signed a bill into law, allowing anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry a gun on any of the public colleges or universities in the state. The more students who conceal carry, the fewer crimes there will be on and off the campuses.