Tuesday, March 25, 2008

JCCC set to approve armed security guards

Another reminder that in the wake of tragedies at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois Univ., institutions of higher learning cannot afford to wait for authorities to arrive on the scene. Johnson County Community College has taken a good preventative first step in arming its security guards. Rep. Ben Hodge (R-Olathe), a JCCC Trustee, has more on the subject over at Kansas Progress.

What say you? With the Supreme Court expected to rule shortly in the case of Heller v. D.C. on individual 2nd Amendment rights, gun rights has become a hot-button issue again. There are only a handful of states that do not have concealed-carry laws, and in most states, 2nd amendment rights and concealed-carry provisions don't apply on college campuses. Should this be revisited? Or should we at least look at actually arming the usually ill-equipped and unuseful public safety and security forces on most college campuses?

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