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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gun ban that didn't prevent shooting shows . . . need to continue gun ban?

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.

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.
Er . . . excuse me, John? The danger of "allowing" handgun carry has been illustrated by a shooting where it's not allowed?

Do these people listen to themselves?


Anonymous said...

Banners keep talking about restricting and screening potential firearms owners. Perhaps NIU should start checking its student applicants? Violent tendencies, an unwillingness to obey existing laws after all the campus is supposed to be firearm free.