|Hmm...seems someone in Colorado gets it. Liberals still don't.|
"...criminals are criminals because they disobey laws..."
"So, it is impossible to get them in voluntary compliance with gun bans."
The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. That means rapists, muggers and other criminals should listen up. Students at the University of Colorado are no longer sitting ducks, thanks to legal activism by a group of students from the Colorado Springs campus.
Students are no longer rendered vulnerable by an idiotic gun ban that only threatened the safety of innocent, law-abiding students and university employees. Among thousands of students on any public Colorado campus will be a few who secretly carry weapons and know how to use them, in defense of themselves and others.
That’s not how the University of Colorado Board of Regents wanted it. The board has long imposed a campus gun ban, even on any student who has been granted a concealed-carry permit by a Colorado sheriff. This ban, of course, tells rapists, muggers, abusive boyfriends or girlfriends, psychotics and all varieties of potential evildoers that CU has eliminated the possibility of anyone shooting back. The law is supposed to apply to innocent students, faculty and criminals. Problem is, criminals are criminals because they disobey laws. The creepiest of criminals gladly ignore serious laws — the kind that impose big penalties for assault and murder. So, it is impossible to get them in voluntary compliance with gun bans. “Gee,” says the criminal. “I was going to shoot up the place and commit murder. Then I read that my gun isn’t allowed on the location of my anticipated crime. To obey this rule, I will have to forgo rape and murder today.”
It’s a ridiculous expectation that obviously gives criminals an advantage over victims. We have seen it play out too many times. At Virginia Tech, for example, a psychotic had his run of the campus for hours because all of his potential victims were obeying a campus gun ban. Bad policy enabled mass murder.
Law-abiding Colorado residents are entitled to concealed carry permits by the Colorado Concealed Carry Act. Passed by the Legislature in 2003, the law says a person with a permit may carry a concealed weapon “in all areas of the state.” Noted exemptions include some federal properties, K-12 schools and buildings with fixed-security checkpoints.
Read more here - http://www.gazette.com/articles/students-134915-colorado-university.html