Crimes on Campus, U of Colorado's Reckless Decision, and Stossel
Any Campus, USA –-(Ammoland.com)- How many robberies do you think took place on America's colleges last year? How about rapes? Assaults?
Well, the answer is, we don't know. But we do know what those numbers were for 2008, the latest year data was available, and according to the FBI, Secret Service and the Department of Education, there were 3,287 rapes, 60 killings, 5,026 assaults and 4,562 robberies just in 2008.
Those numbers (plus other startling figures about targeted campus attacks) are now available in a report on the website (concealedcampus.org), or on Opposing Views.
Next time someone tells you America's colleges are safe, or if you're trying to convince college administrators, you might print out that report and show them that crime on campus nationwide is rising, not falling.
You may have heard by now that the University of Colorado board of regents narrowly elected to continue wasting the college's money in a power struggle over whether they can suspend Constitutional rights or not. SCCC's Colorado State Director (and attorney for the case!) Jim Manley was interviewed by NRA News about the lawsuit. You can read the full story on the website, or you can read it on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News and offer your own comments. No worries…15 colleges in Colorado already remitted on their policies, it's just a matter of time.
John Stossel on Gun Rights
As mentioned last week, reporter John Stossel tackled the issue of guns and crime, featuring SCCC's David Burnett in the second segment of the show. The clip is on the website now (concealedcampus.org in case you forgot) plus a bonus “web-only” Q&A segment David got to sit in on. It's also on YouTube (youtube.com/concealedcampus).
Just to set the record straight, unlike John Stossel indicated, David did not found Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. The credit officially goes to Chris Brown, even though he was not involved in its growth beyond the founding.
Colin Goddard, a victim of the Virginia Tech shooting, appeared to give the other side on Stossel. And you know how the other side is…he didn't present a very polished or logical side of the argument. Even more unusual was the sight of Goddard with his own film crew shooting a documentary about himself on the streets of New York. It's unfortunate when people capitalize on tragedy…even their own.
Sunday night, David also appeared on Armed American Radio for two and a half hours, discussing the Stossel appearance and other aspects of SCCC. MP3s of the show will be available soon on ArmedAmericanRadio.org.
There now, and you thought summertime might be a slow time for a college-based activist group! We're still laying plans for the e-mail promotion, plus some website upgrades in the near-future in response to some of your requests.
- Chicago's gun ban will be affirmed or overturned by the Supreme Court on Monday, June 28. Stay tuned.
- SCCC members are invited to attend the NRA U, an educational training seminar to make you a more effective activist
- Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/concealedcampus) if you haven't already, plus Twitter (twitter.com/concealedcampus). Invite your friends to sign up for these e-mails too!
We had a few donations in response to our request last week…thank you so much! Money being the grease that makes these organizations run smoothly, we'd sure appreciate the rest of you pitching in. We promise you'll get it back in services, tools and education on the website! Go to concealedcampus.org and click on the donate window.
Thanks for your continued devotion and service. We'll talk again soon, and keep up the good fight!Sincerely, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is a national grassroots organization consisting of over 44,000 college students, faculty members, parents, and concerned citizens who support the right to self-defense on campus. SCCC is non-partisan and not affiliated with any political party or organization. Visit: www.concealedcampus.org