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Louisiana schools oppose college gun laws

May 28, 2009 by  

Louisiana schools oppose college gun laws As Texas lawmakers passed a bill which allows concealed weapons on state college campuses, a coalition of Louisiana higher education institutions has vowed to push back against similar laws in their state.

Seven Louisiana state universities, including Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern University A&M College, have signed resolutions opposing efforts to arm students.

"America’s college campuses are among the safest environments for students because they do not permit guns on their premises," says Andy Pelosi, president of GunFreeKids.org, which launched the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus last December.

"If the gun [lobby succeeds] our universities will become less safe and prone to more violence. And if lawmakers truly believe in creating a safe learning environment for students, they will oppose [their] extremist legislation," he adds.

Anti-gun groups have also accused the gun lobby of using the Virginia tech tragedy as a cover to promote their agenda of pushing guns "into every nook and cranny of our society, including our schools," in the words of John Johnson, outreach coordinator for the campaign.

In Louisiana legislature, the pending House Bill 27 would allow students, professors and staff who have weapons licenses to carry hidden and loaded handguns onto campuses as well as in classrooms and at sporting events.
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  • http://STEWART2468@BELLSOUTH.NET CATHERINE STEWART

    ALL ILLEGAL IMMAGRANTS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE COUNTRY. CALIF RAN A WELLFAIR STATE FOR YEARS SUPPORTING MEX AND OTHERS SO WEALTHY BUSINESS MEN COULD MAKE MONEY. THEY EDUCATED, GAVE MEDICAL CARE AND FOOD AND NOW THEY ARE BROKE. ARE THE REST OF US TO GO THAT WAY. BARNEY FRANK AND DODD SHOULD GO TO JAIL FOR ALLOWING THIS MESS TO HAPPEN. WHEN WE HAVE THE SAME HEALTH CARE AS OUR CONGRESSMEN I WILL VOTE FOR IT. UNTIL THEN NO WAY. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY SOMEONE IN WASHINGTON LOOK AFTER JOHN Q CITIZEN. WE SHOULD GET RID OF ALL TAX AND HAVE A FAIR TAX OR FLAT TAX. THE IRS SHOULD GO.

    • Peter Melville

      AGREED! America has been used and abused and it is totally unfair to the men and women who sacrificed their lives and futures to gain our freedom and our right to defend ourselves. Barney Frank weaselled his way into office like a smake in the grass.

  • Peter Melville

    Louisiana has a few weasels too evidently.

  • Chris Williams

    It seems we continually want to encourage victim areas by eliminating citizens rights to self defense. Since the first responders to a violent crime are the victims, shouldn’t they be armed?

  • http://STEWART2468@BELLSOUTH.NET CATHERINE STEWART

    WHILE I BELIEVE EVERY CITIZEN HAS THE RIGHT TO OWN A GUN THERE ARE SOME PLACES WHERE GUNS ARE BETTER NOT ALLOWED. MY HUSBAND JUST BOUGHT A NEW GUN FOR OUR HOME. I HAVE A 38 HE HAS SOME SORT OF MAGNUM. OF COURSE COMMON SENSE GOES ALONG WAY BUT IN TODAY MARKET DON’T COUNT ON IT.

  • Eric g

    I really think that if evreyone carries a gun we will endup with more killings not less , But I don’t mind so much if I’am killed by a nut or a jealous husband . I dont want to be killed by a policeman or government agent bullieing me arround becuase I dont have a gun . If one looks at history , countries with gun controle have a very higher murder rate , becuase the government does the murdering , this is the main reason we want to keep our weapons . Yes it is more dangerious with guns , But it often turns is worse without them . You have too look at the total picture

  • Trinity B.

    The Virginia Tech massacre (sp?) could have been prevented if the school allowed its students who had concealed-firearm (sp?) permits to bring thier hand-guns on campus. The floor where most of the shooting happened had more than one student
    who had a permit for a gun, but, because of the college’s policy, some lives where lost. The lesson is that it’s good to be “battle ready”. Besides, states like Florida and Texas have–according to what I have read–the highest amounts of citizens who are liscensed gun owners, and these gun owners prevent a lot of crime with their guns without even firing a shot. The majority of them do not commit crimes with their guns. In Kenasaw (sp?), Georgia, their was an ordance passed that required each household to own a firearm back in the ’90s. There were exceptions to this law and it was not strictly enforced. The crime-rate in that town has decreased anually (sp?) since it was passed. Yet, Chicago that same year passed and enforced a tougher gun-control law; the crime-rate has increased anually (sp?) since then. I am from California, so I wonder if the crime rate would drop in my state if guns were easier to obtain like in Florida.

  • D. Jones

    The article, “What the media won’t tell you! – 9/11/01 – OKC Bombing”

    Date: 2002/09/12 – In all of this can be seen the true character of the powers that are pushing the world into the scheme of globalism.

    “Secure in your wicked ways, you thought no one could see you. Therefore evil and calamity will overtake you, and you will not be able to avert it.” Is 47:10-11

    “Justice is turned away and righteousness stands far off. For truth is fallen in the streets, City’s forum, and uprightness cannot enter the courts of justice.” Is. 59:14

    They have warned us: “Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory means.

    That is, by the sentences of death that are necessary to maintain the terror which leads to blind submission………… We execute men in such a way that no one but we of the brotherhood will ever suspect it. Not even the victims themselves know of our death sentence and what is happening.

    They all just die when required and it appears as if from a normal kind of illness. Knowing this, even the brotherhood themselves dare not protest.”

  • FarRightWinger

    Imagine if in the Columbine High School one or more teachers, janitors have guns – how many lives could be saved, before those 2 freaks finished their killing-spree?
    Anti-gunners are the most stupid, ignorant and murderous creatures on earth. And, of course they are marxists. All communists believe in gun-control, all communist countries confiscated guns.

  • Ya’ll are crazy

    Who are you people that think we would all be safer if everyone could carry their guns everywhere?? I grew up in a house with guns, hell I had deer meat today at lunch, but i certainly don’t think every redneck in the state should be allowed to carry a CONCEALED weapon to class or God forbid to a sporting event!

    Honestly, I believe that VT & Columbine were tragedies. But if “one or more teachers, janitors, students had guns” as you’ve suggested there probably would have been even more death and injury from the crossfire.

    • independant thinker

      No one is trying to force everyone to carry a firearm everywhere. The proposals are worded to allow those with ccw’s to carry in certain places where they cannot now carry (college campuses). Every redneck in the state, as you put it would not qualify for a ccw license. To get a ccw license there are certain minimum requirements you have to pass in every state I am aware of that issues them.

  • http://malcolmsr@gossdrive.com Malcolm

    Hog Wash. Let them carry their guns. Maybe it might be your life they save.

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