This is nothing new, of course, but it still never fails to amaze me to see a shooting in a "gun free" zone touted as evidence of the need to continue the mandated defenselessness policy. Here's the latest iteration:
A Northern Illinois University student was shot by a fellow student in the early morning hours of Friday, Feb. 19, outside a student residence hall. The shooting occurred during an argument between the two. A handgun was involved. The victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening. The alleged shooter was apprehended by NIU police and is in custody.Er . . . excuse me, John? The danger of "allowing" handgun carry has been illustrated by a shooting where it's not allowed?
John Johnson, outreach coordinator for the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus issued the following statement in response to the shooting:
"This shooting is the perfect example of the concern with allowing persons to carry concealed handguns in public places – the unintended consequences. In this case, a shooting during an argument.
Do these people listen to themselves?