Well aware that the Second Amendment places no restrictions on age or training, I’m surprised this university president is even liberal enough to offer training classes. Why not just provide guns to all? Isn’t that right? A right?
I remain deeply disappointed that gun control advocates, even the US president, remain fixated on mass murder. The real reason not to arm people such as college students is that they would be far more likely to die accidentally or because of jealousy or anger than by a terrorist. Even at a university like Liberty, there is a lot of substance abuse. And when it’s not abuse, it’s likely immature use.
Ten thousand guns walking around a college campus, sure. Mixing late adolescence with firearms and alcohol and other youthful indiscretions … I’m sure as long as “good” Christians are in the picture all will be well.
I recall some fascination about my father’s handgun. He carried when he worked as a jeweler, especially when on the road for a job or delivery. I think he carried well into retirement, too. A few times we kids asked to see the gun. He refused. He was always serious about firearms and never made a big deal of it. I never knew where he kept it when it was at home, if it was at home. Still the home odds favored one of our family dying by gunshot about 5 to 1 over a burglar getting a reward of deadly ammunition.