Virginia Citizens Defense League College Protests Announced – Operation Campus Safety
The Problem – Universities And Colleges Endangering The Innocent
Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Board of Directors of Virginia Citizens Defense League has decided that enough is enough when it comes to the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and guests at Virginia public universities and colleges.
Higher-education “no gun” policies do not make the innocent any safer. Instead such policies enable people like Cho to wantonly massacre, rape, and rob.
Those policies disarm students, faculty and staff not only on campus, but going to and from campus. ODU, for example, is not situated in the best part of town and unarmed students pay the price.
What’s even more egregious is that concealed handgun permit holders, who are at least 21 years old, have clean records, have had training, are not illegal drug users or habitual drunkards, and carry virtually everywhere else they go, are purposely left helpless.
There simply is no excuse for that. Just one armed permit holder in one of those classrooms under attack at Virginia Tech on that fateful day in 2007 could have stopped Cho.
Just who exactly do those who live in the Ivory Towers think they are to dictate what your life or mine is worth? Where do they get the authority to do so? Gun laws are strictly controlled by the General Assembly and there is NO enabling legislation giving higher-ed the authority to have gun-control on campus.
Too many of those in the Ivory Towers are so lost in the alternate world of academia, they become isolated from reality.
The thought of being expelled from Virginia Tech, something that I’m sure the University considers right up there with the death penalty, didn’t even slow Cho down from his dark mission. And after the massacre, the University completely missed the real-world lesson that was so painfully taught them. Instead they decided to double-down on a failed and dangerous policy that only works on a blackboard.
The universities know that the Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli has stated that they are not responsible for ensuring the safety of students, yet those same universities demand that students nonetheless delegate their safety to the university and its police officers (who by the way have a Supreme Court ruling that says that THEY are not responsible for the safety of any one individual, only the public generally)!
Nothing against campus police, but the same unfortunate reality applies to them as it does all other police officers – when seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away.
Speaking of that, when Virginia Tech was under attack by Cho, guess where a contingency of police went immediately? You guessed it – to protect those in the Ivory Towers! Those in the Ivory Towers should not get any more protection than anyone else – after all, it is their dangerous policies of making people FEEL safe that only end up aiding someone like Cho in his mission of murder.
A SOLUTION – VCDL WILL BE PROTESTING AT A SCHOOL NEAR YOU!
If higher-education won’t do the right thing on their own, then VCDL and gun owners statewide need to “nudge” them onto the right path.
How do we do that?
Simple. We hit them where it hurts – right in the wallet. With the economy in the dumps, higher-ed is probably not getting the level of donations they are used to and we plan on squeezing them even more.
To that effect, VCDL is preparing a series of campus protests over the next few months. We are having signs, brochures, and stickers made as I write this. We will be on campus educating students and we will be reaching out to alumni to stop donations to the school until they change their policies, however long that takes.
Those protests will be starting in a few weeks.
ALUMNI AND PROSPECTIVE PARENTS – WE NEED SOME QUOTES FROM YOU!
If you are an alumni of the following schools, or are considering sending your son or daughter to one of them, and don’t mind your name being published in the pamphlets, email me ([email protected]) a one or two sentence quote that we can use in the brochures that we will be handing out on campus:
- College of William & Mary
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- George Mason University
- Virginia Tech
- James Madison University
- Radford University
Include in the quote, which university or college you attended. Something like, “As an alumni of XYZ University, I cannot and will not support a school that mindlessly disarms students, faculty, staff, and guests with concealed handgun permits.” Please use your own wording.
I will be announcing each protest a week or so before it is held here on VA-ALERT so that we can get a good turnout at each one. We will need people holding signs, handing out brochures, and talking to those with questions. Someone from VCDL leadership will be interfacing with the press.
In the meantime, spread the word far and near. When a university or college asks for money, tell them: NO GUNS? NO FUNDS!
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit: www.vcdl.org