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I'm sure glad I can't carry a gun on my campus...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by memphisrain, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. memphisrain

    memphisrain Member

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    ... now that I've got this new great security blanket provided by The Ohio State University!!

    Rest of article here:http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem1811

    I'm glad they'll be sending me a text message telling me I'm in trouble with gun shots going off around me. :rolleyes: Oh, and also, I'm not allowed to carry pepper spray, knives, batons, or anything else I can use to fend of bad guys. All this in a town that is proportionally more dangerous than New York or L.A.

    Oh and Hi all, I'm new here!


    mR
     
  2. CNYCacher

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    attn stdnts: proly a klr hr 2dy. . . . hide!!!
     
  3. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Well, as there's more than a couple of folks who think that situational awareness is the most important thing you can have to protect yourself, I have a hard time faulting a systems aimed at letting people know what is going on. Especially when they simply bill it as "another tool" rather than a one size fits all solution.
     
  4. Seancass

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    at purdue, they just tested sending text messages and emails durring an emergency. i didnt get a text and received the email 13 hours after it was sent.

    i feel safer already.
     
  5. Blackbeard

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    Can you hear me now? BANG!
     
  6. apollosmith

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    Hey, and welcome aboard. I'm pretty new here also.

    Thankfully, I work at a state university that has no gun restrictions (despite a lot of efforts to take away our 2A rights). I carry concealed every day on campus and students can also.

    The best thing you could do is write to the administration and/or student newspaper and express your disappointment in their desire to make the campus a prime target for those that would illegally use guns by taking away your 2nd amendment right to defend yourself. While most university administrations are too liberal to understand, at least most universities do foster an environment of openness and dialog.
     
  7. Pax Jordana

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    idk, my bff jill? :eek:


    We've got that where I go to school (small private catholic college). So far I know of no testing of the system.

    Despite the surplus of overly touchy coeds, I haven't been made yet. The guy in the bookstore recognized my permit by its backside (sits beneath my driver's license turned away so my picture doesn't rub off) when I made a credit card purchase. And my religion teacher, a priest, constantly jokes about carrying his gun to class. But hey, if I wore a habit every day I would pack the biggest iron I could find, it certainly won't print.

    Sadly, I don't carry to school every day, but i think of it like this. The worst school shooting I know of wounded or killed 33. The odds of it happening at any given school are slim, and the odds of me being one of those people are slimmer yet. If they don't want me armed, I don't want to put myself in danger for anyone else. I'm no sheepdog, I'm no superhero, but I do have my conscience and don't like the thought of leaving behind somebody I could help.

    But I run serious risk of being kicked out of school if I get made. So if there were slim odds of me pulling some hero crap before, the odds are just about nil now. A hard place to be.

    Welcome to THR. Don't forget to wipe your shoes.
     
  8. Pilgrim

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    Will it also notify people when they are placed on "double secret" probation?

    Pilgrim
     
  9. Geronimo45

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    ur abt 2b kld sry :(
     
  10. LeafsFan

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    Well, it is a start, anyway, with the situational awareness, etc.

    I would prefer to get texted ahead of time that a killer is loose than discover it for myself when he shoots at me. Might give me that extra minute or two to bug out before he turns me into a statistic.

    However it still doesn't solve that little problem of what I should do if the killer gets between me and the exit, especially when I've abided by school's no-gun policy and he hasn't... :uhoh:
     
  11. Geronimo45

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    Especially if the school decides to pull a lockdown on you.
     
  12. Avenger29

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    Whoo hoo! A text message that I wouldn't receive because my phone is turned off during class, as per University policy! I feel safer already!

    I've got a crowbar in my backpack, and a Gerber Gator II in my pocket. I'll take those over a text message any day, but I'd prefer a gun. unfortunatly, I can't get a pistol until I am 21 as per laws in my state (no private purchase or transport, not to mention no carry until 21)...

    But you can bet that the day I get my CCW permit I will be packin'. Of course, I may be in an entirely different state by then. Like Utah.
     
  13. Andrewsky

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    I'm thinking about going to the University of Utah for law school.

    I'd be able to carry my gun and I wouldn't have to deal with far-left, commie libs all day long.:)
     
  14. Zen21Tao

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    Maybe they can protect your athletic department from continuing to become victims of (UF) Gator attacks. :D

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  15. memphisrain

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    Even if I did care, I really don't see what that has to do with the subject at hand. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, I'll agree with you there, but it just makes me angry that in the wake of VT, they continue to completely disarm us of not only guns, but of other means of protection as well. And this is what they offer. Now that we are the largest university in the country, combined with our media fame thanks to the football team, you can darn well bet that we are a target for any sort of terrorist group. With all of the foreigners here, be it middle easterners, Africans, Mexicans, or you name them, it wouldn't be hard to blend in.
     
  16. El Tejon

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    Welcome to THR. We share your frustration. The Nanny State is endangering all of us with its enforced helplessness and tolerance of EDPs. I would think crazy mad dogs intent on a copycat killing spree would be more of a threat than The Base/terrorists.

    Feds just busted someone allegedly prepping for a murder spree at a major university just out my window. I'm shocked that no copy cats killings have transpired yet as November 2008 is coming up and the media needs the bloodshed. Maybe they will wait until spring semester.
     
  17. RoadkingLarry

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    What ever happened to good old fashioned sirens? Sound the sirens every body knows (or should know) that bad crap is happening. Different signal for different stuff. Still works in small town America to summon the volunteer fire department and warn for tornadoes.
     
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    El T,

    Based on your location, I suspect that the foiled murder spree was to happen at my Alma Mater. I haven't seen anything in the news yet. Do you have a link?
     
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    Has not made the media. I would imagine that it will not.
     
  20. 4v50 Gary

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    With so many unsafe campuses, why not promote on-line attendance instead? Study safely within your dorm or own gun room!

    BTW, anybody want to take some classes for me? I'll enroll in the same as yours and all you need to do is set up two computers. Log me in on one. I promise to show up for the graduation. I can use a couple of PhDs.
     
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    Zen21Tao ,
    You rock, even if it is a little off-topic. Go Gators!
     
  22. Inverness11

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    Yeah but it's OK though because I'll get at text message and the 'time to cower' siren will go off... :(
     
  23. TX1911fan

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    U of U law school has its share of commie libs.
     
  24. novaDAK

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    These text alerts are useless. GMU (where I attend) started this at the beginning of the semester. They even use it for weather alerts (would be useful) but I found out something interesting.
    I was walking through the middle of campus, while a severe thunderstorm was approaching, (actually, more like arriving :D ) anyways, there were several lightning strikes ON campus, probably 1/8 mile from me, anyways, I ducked inside one of the student centers, and about 10 minutes after I left (storm was leaving) I got a text message saying severe thunderstorm approaching...take shelter...

    a little late... :rolleyes:

    (though we did get a second bad storm about 20-30 minutes later...maybe they were referring to that one and the text system can predict future events? :p
     
  25. alucard0822

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    I am not sure why a university of "higher learning" would basically implement the exact same policies that proved disasterous at VT, disarmament and text/email alerts. The system may be useful if it was promt and descriptive, oddly enough "proly a klr hr 2dy. . . . hide!!!" as posted by CNYcatcher would be useful if it were prompt enough. More than likely it would say "code maroon" without an explanation of what the H$!! that means, or "this is an emergency, proceed to act in an orderly fashion". Not to mention screwups or delays. VA tech proved that when seconds matter the police are only minutes away, and the emergency text should arrive within hours.

    It can also be helpful to take a close look at the law/school policies. If it is legal, but aggainst school policy with a penalty of "diciplinary action". I would probably carry under deep concealment, or at least keep something useful in my car or dorm room. When I attended college I kept a can of fox labs and a buck folder in my pack, legal, but aggainst school policy, I just made darn sure no-one saw it. A handgun was and still is not a legal option for CC (we are "probably won't issue" in MD).




    yea TERPS!!! :neener:
     
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