A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Free Thinking In South Carolina

A South Carolina House subcommittee approved a Jeff Duncanproposal today that would allow CWP holders to carry concealed handguns onto public school campuses, from elementary schools to universities. Proponents believe allowing trained and armed gun owners in schools could prevent mass killings like the April 16 massacre at Virginia Tech, where one armed deviant murdered 32 unarmed people. "We're not talking about kids. We're talking about responsible adults," said Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan, who sponsored the bill.

Law enforcement has not endorsed this measure. "Today, if we respond [to a shooting], we know the person with the weapon is the bad guy," said Ernest Ellis, the law enforcement director at the University of South Carolina.

So, a firearm makes a person a "bad guy" according to Mr. Ellis. How simplistic. Thank goodness men like Congressman Duncan hold political office.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Weer'd Beard said...

Izzat what they teach in the Police accademy these days? Prettysoon I'll be down to a 4 hour corispondence course if that's the case....

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Today, if we respond [to a shooting], we know the person with the weapon is the bad guy," said Ernest Ellis, the law enforcement director at the University of South Carolina.

What the... When they (the police) respond to a situation it is all over. The "bad guy" is either dead (killed himself), escaped, or captured by bystanders.

12:25 PM  
Blogger misawa said...

While I understand that the "gun=bad guy" mindset is pervasive, I think the key is in the fact that he's talking about present laws, where guns aren't allowed on any campus of any level. If I see a guy with a gun drawn on my school campus and not in uniform, I'm not going to think that he's there for an education. :)

1:25 PM  
Blogger SpeakerTweaker said...

There's a word for Mr. Law Enforcement Director.

Ass-hat.

As I recall, a couple of normal joes went up into the tower at the University of Texas with a deputy, all intent on ending a sniper's business. What happened to those days?



tweaker

8:55 PM  

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