My letter was printed in college paper


April 20, 2007, 03:02 PM
I'm a student at Clemson University and today a letter of mine relating to the Virginia Tech shootings was printed in the paper. Here it is:

In the wake of the tragic events that occurred this week on the Virginia Tech campus, I found myself thinking about what could stop these school shootings from happening. My thoughts turned to a country that has many similarities to the United States, Israel. How many school shooting have you heard about in Israel? None? Why is that? It is because teachers in Israel who have gone through the process of getting a concealed weapons permit are allowed to carry their firearms in the classroom. As soon as terrorists started getting shot when attempting to take over schools, the attacks on the schools stopped.
While police departments are vital entities to any community, police officers provide a reactionary service. They are not always around when a crime is being committed. Until colleges can prevent any and all incidents that threaten students or employees on campus, personal safety remains the responsibility of each individual person.
Almost every state in this country has some form of concealed carry permit system. This process normally involves an extensive background check, live fire training with each applicant's firearm, and extensive coverage of applicable laws. Contrary to what the media may convey, persons with concealed carry permits do not go around looking for trouble. Having a concealed firearm gives a person the ability to protect themselves or others when their life is threatened.
If colleges are serious about preventing incidents similar to those that occurred at Virginia Tech, allowing those students and faculty who obtain a concealed carry permit to carry their firearms on college campuses will prevent, or minimize, future shootings.

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April 20, 2007, 03:20 PM
Please keep us posted on the responses.

Maybe you should start a Gun Club at Clemson.

The Law
April 20, 2007, 03:20 PM

Congrats on getting it published!

April 20, 2007, 03:47 PM
Good Luck

Prepare yourself for a "Battle of wits against unarmed combatants"

aka Those for CCW VS Those against CCW

April 20, 2007, 03:58 PM
Agreed, you might also point out in the future were the shooters are shooting...

For instance, they aren't driving into the police station or the court house (I can think of one case and that guy died - Tyler Texas) or Fort Bragg... Nope, they are going to schools, resteraunts, office buildings and the like. Obviously, they do not want to get shot. Even if they are suicidal.

How many times have you heard about shooting like the VT tragedy at the White House???? NEVER. The looney shows up, the looney gets shot BEFORE, he hurts anyone.

April 20, 2007, 04:02 PM


April 20, 2007, 04:26 PM
A university that used to have built-in rifle racks in the Johnstone dorms should know better than to follow this Victim Disarmament Zone foolishness.

James T Thomas
April 20, 2007, 04:32 PM
Congratulations jcs77, your ability to think logically and to place it in writing has already placed you far ahead of many other of your fellow students striving for higher education.

I know one thing you do to promote the RTKBA, and you did it well.

April 20, 2007, 09:57 PM
Another one available here : Student article at the University of Missouri, in support of campus CCW (

It's linked on a page I made, at

April 21, 2007, 01:00 AM
Good job!

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