Facts of UCLA Shooting Undermine Comparisons to Texas Campus Carry Law

Campus Carry Melissa Golden/AP Photo
Campus Carry Melissa Golden/AP Photo
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- After opponents of campus carry spent much of Wednesday claiming that the shooting of a professor at UCLA proves that students upset over grades are liable to snap and turn violent, police reported Thursday that the gunman was himself a doctor of engineering and that he began his killing spree almost 2,000 miles away in Minnesota and then drove to Los Angeles with the express intent of targeting the murdered professor.

Reports state that the body of an earlier victim has been located in Minnesota and suggest that the killing stemmed from an intellectual property dispute involving research on which the killer and the UCLA professor collaborated.

Michael Newbern, assistant director of public relations for Students for Concealed Carry and a part-time instructor of engineering economics at Ohio State University, commented, “This killer traveled 1,900 miles—the equivalent of crossing Texas three times—yet opponents of campus carry want to point to this incident as evidence that Texas professors would be safer if licensed students were still required to leave their guns in their cars. Let’s stop pretending that a ‘gun-free’ zone is going to stop a determined killer or that the only thing stopping licensed, carefully vetted students from killing their professors is a short walk to the parking lot.”

About Students for Concealed Carry:

Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com.

For more information on SCC, visit ConcealedCampus.org or Facebook.com/ConcealedCampus.

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There’s nothing free about Gun Free Zones.