FINALLY. This needs to happen everywhere.
In the wake of the mass shooting last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, anti-gun politicians, including President Barack Obama, quickly seized the opportunity to once again push the absurd idea that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens would somehow eliminate mass shootings in the future.
But, universities and lawmakers in one state are taking a logical, smarter approach to the problem.
The Kansas Board of Regents, the policy-making arm of the state’s public universities, will push to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed handguns on their campuses without a concealed weapons permit. The policy is set to begin in 2017.
State Democrats have already thrown a fit about the proposed changes, but Republican state Sen. Michael O’Donnell voted in favor of two previous laws passed in the state that, when combined, paved the path that will allow students and faculty on public university campuses to arm themselves.
“I just know responsible gun owners make the public safer,” O’Donnell said, according to Kansas.com.
And he’s right.
As it seems that gunmen intent on mass killings tend to target “gun-free zones”, lawmakers and common-sense policy makers have finally come together and realized that “gun-free zones” only serve to provide target-rich environments for deranged criminals intent on shooting as many people as possible without much risk of being shot back.