Manley Defends Campus Concealed Carry

Jim Manley, lead attorney in the suit to overturn the concealed-cary ban at the University of Colorado, discussed the cast last night at CU, Boulder.

Manley said that not only CU but every “public” campus in the state now needs to ensure it does not ban concealed carry. He also pointed out that Colorado’s concealed carry law generally requires permit holders to be over 21 and go through fingerprinting and a background check.

Moreover, he said, Colorado State University has complied with state law for nearly a decade, and that example illustrates that campus concealed carry simply does not generate a problem.

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  1. Before I go into my rant, I will give a resounding yes , gun oesnrwhip is not only essential, but a minimum excercise in common sense.***Rant Follows***Julianna Gehant, one of the victims in the Dekalb, Illinois shooting was a nine-year verteran of the Army. She was a staff sergeant. She’d told her uncle on several occasions that she would love to get a permit to carry (such as the ones issued in most states) but Illinois doesn’t have Shall Issue laws and the campus where she was murdered was a gun free zone anyway.Some of the witnesses to the shooting report that the shooter, a psychotic who cared nothing about the laws, the victims, or himself took time to reload before firing more rounds into the terrified people.One person, properly trained and allowed to legally carry could have stopped that tragedy. A properly armed person could have prevented most of the tragedies that have occured in the last few years, if only stupid, failed policies hadn’t prevented them from haveing tools to defend themselves.That’s not just my opinion. That’s the opinion of the families of the victims, that’s the opinion of the survivors. That was the opinion of the late Julie Gehant (My coworkers niece), as much a victim of failed policies and stupid feel-good laws as she was a victim of Steven Kazmierczak. Steven Kazmierczak, a psycho who didn’t place any value on human life. Steven Kazmierczak, a criminal who didn’t let any of the laws stop him. Steven Kazmierczak, who had a pool of unarmed victims to choose from.Not the guns, not the lax gun laws, not the bullets, but Steven Kazmierczak a man who was able to rage through a lecture hall unopposed because gun-laws were overly restrictive. Don’t put the blame on the guns, or the bullets, don’t put it on anything inanimate; blame the person.

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