Another Year of Campus Carry… Yawn, Nothing Happened

U.S. Campus Carry Map
U.S. Campus Carry Map

U.S.A. -(  Yawn. Well, that was dull. We had another year of campus carry, and no one noticed. Yes, another year went by and legally licensed concealed carry holders were armed on post-secondary campuses across the country. We were told that drunk and drugged-up students who had a carry permit would kill each other over parking places. Critics said that faculty would be shot in the classroom for teaching unpopular courses. It never happened. It turns out that your average gun owner remains extraordinarily level-headed even when he comes on campus. Who knew?!

Georgia’s campus carry law took effect in July of last year.

I checked, and the fresh wave of aggravated murder on campus by licensed concealed carry holders didn’t put an uptick in the budget for emergency medical services. Nothing happened, and newspaper editors across Georgia must have been shocked.

Campus carry was legal for junior colleges in Texas as of August of last year.

You remember reading about all that death and destruction at post-secondary schools? Texas has hundreds of technical schools, junior colleges, colleges, and universities. Texas also has 1.2 million permit holders who now carry on junior college campuses. It has been two years with concealed carry at Texas Universities. And we never noticed.

Maybe a few years isn’t enough time for us to see meaningful results. Perhaps the tidal wave of on-campus carnage must take years to build up. We can look at real results rather than spin fantasies. Ten states allow licensed concealed carry on campus, though some states require additional training, whatever that is? An other 23 states let the governing board of each institution set their own policy. That gives us many lifetimes of experience. We should have observed something by now if there is anything to be seen. Colorado and Utah had campus carry for the last 14 years.. and nothing.

Licensed gun owners are as law abiding on campus as off.

Despite the media's dire predictions, there were no news stories documenting the blood in the streets and attacks by licensed gun owners on campus.  I looked, and I couldn't find them.
It wasn’t blood spilled on campus, but ink spilled by newspapers predicting a holocaust.

The only thing murdered was the truth as the news media deliberately ignored that mass-murderers choose gun-free zones.

Please remember the media’s terrible record the next time a reporter offers up his fantasy about armed America.

..and happy anniversary to campus carry!

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

The original article is here.  Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

  • 7 thoughts on “Another Year of Campus Carry… Yawn, Nothing Happened

    1. For LaRhonda- the very tone of your letter speaks of a bigoted, non-tolerant attitude. I see unsubstantiated prejudicial bias, and unnecessary characterization if your students as uneducated, unknowledgeable dumbasses until they have taken one of the courses that you so graciously lower yourself to teach. In my estimation, not based on emotion, only the brief insight into your basic lack of character exhibited by your posted comment here, you need to find either a different teaching venue or a completely different line of work- say waitressing or maybe motel maid. Your snivel attitude fits either one of those two professions quite nicely. And we don’t need your brand of “higher education” preached to our children as if you and you alone are God Almighty.
      Just a thought- have s great day!

      1. So now you see how the millions of normal, everyday, law abiding gun owners are talked to on a daily basis by the wacko, hyped up by the media, left wing, anti-gun, anti-2A liberals. Just pointing out the facts.

    2. I work at a Georgia university. We had two violent shootings this year. So maybe you should check at least two other sources besides the EMS. Sometimes EMS doesn’t have to come if all you need to do is call the funeral home. Our law doesn’t require a background check or even basic gun safety. Some of us don’t need more guns we need less. This law is ridiculous. Noone demanded it except the NRA and one ignorant, yes that means uneducated dumb-ass in this context. Students did not demand it. Faculty did not demand it. And yes, I remain fearful because I’ve had students who became belligerent and irate because they did not follow directions. If he had a gun, I don’t know, but the day I have to take a gun into a classroom is the day I quit. No good teacher will remain in that situation which will to fewer educated/knowledgeable people in this already dumb-ass state.

      1. @ Prof. Odom I doubt if carrying a gun does not require a permit in Georgia. Anyway, guns sure have your panties in a bunch. My suggestion to you would be to don’t let the door hit you where nature split you. Sorry I don’t have a whole lot of use or respect for liberal profs.

    3. This is good information and it would be very good if more of the states were green. However, it will only take one nut case that has a permit to destroy the concept for everyone even if he is taken down instantly. That is the way the leftists think.

    4. I know a person from my college days that teaches at a Texas community college.
      For whatever reason the thought of a background checked, law abiding concealed carry adult in his classroom terrifies him. He is more worried over someone legally carrying around him than he is about the risk of a nutcase in one of his classes showing up with a gun.
      I told him that a law abiding citizen might just save his life.
      His response? “That would never happen.”

      It is what the 2nd Amendment is up against. Complete blind hatred of firearms. But then blind hatred, irrational fear is often behind those that wish to prevent freedoms.

      The last time I spoke with this old friend, it was another 2nd Amendment discussion he called me violent. He then proceeded to yell at me and cuss me out. Odd, I always found ‘that’ kind of behavior leaning toward being violent. Here is the clincher. I support the 2nd amendment, the right of a citizen to choose to be able to own and defend themselves with firearms if they want to do so. But for myself I never have. Never owned, never even fired one. Yet by defending the 2nd I’m ‘violent’.

      Irrational fear.

      1. Ben V- such a person as your friend is obviously quite aware of the violent condition of his own heart, and transfers that same darkness to all those he comes into contact with. Yes, this is an irrational fear. He knows I’m his heart that he would be unable to control his own violent tendencies and is certain that everyone has those same tendencies. And on some level he knows he could not be trusted to own, or carry a firearm. IMHO he and others like him should never be allowed access to firearms. He has, by his own statements and actions, proven that opinion to be the truth. The proven fact is that statistically , concealed carry gun owners-licensed to carry after to extensive background checks including photos, fingerprints, and thorough criminal history research by the FBI using three different databases are less likely to commit ANY criminal act than duly sworn Law Enforcement Officers in every state in our glorious union. The good Dr. Odom should recognize the FACT that she has more to fear from a law enforcement officer than from any licensed concealed carrier. Please don’t construe this to mean that I do not support our fine officers who put their lives on the line for all of us each and every day as that is not the case. Only that a larger percentage of sworn officers consider themselves “above the law” than do concealed carriers. The numbers don’t lie. Police officers are also 2to 3 times more likely to experience dangerous negligent or accidental discharged from the very tool if their profession that most rely on for self-protection during their daily routines. Don’t believe me? Visit your local pd department and look around the offices and locker rooms, training areas, etc. for errant bullet holes. Most departments do not repair such reminders of officers negligence, carelessness, or whatever term you choose to use to describe it, on s timely basis. I personally have legally carried concealed, trained extensively, served in military, fir more than 45 years and have never experienced an accidental or negligent discharge. And have only ever used my firearm to halt a direct physical attack against my person-as it should be. In other words, if I believe you are going to attempt to kill me, I am going to kill you first. That is at crux of every self defense law and training anywhere in the world. Not gonna shoot ya cause I’m mad at ya. Not gonna shoot ya cause yer politics suck. Not gonna shoot ya cause yer ugly and yer feet stink. Not gonna shoot ya cause ya snore too loud, or are tryin ta take the seat I want at the movies. Only reason I might shoot you is if you are trying to kill or drastically injure me or my family.
        Get it Dr Odom?

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