Found this on Gun Free Zone: http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/?p=30 (which I found because the author read MHI, and posted a positive review, man, I need to update my blog roll!)
Basically, Oklahoma legislators decided that their college students, even the ones that are veterans, are too stupid to carry guns on campus.
Allow me to pick on one line of the article:
University of Oklahoma President David Boren had argued the bill would hurt recruitment of students and faculty. It also would pose a dilemma for police trying to determine whether a person wielding a weapon was a “deranged gunman or someone who thinks he is doing good vigilante work.”
This is priceless stuff here. Because not only are Oklahoma’s students too dumb to carry guns, their cops are too dumb to assess a dynamic situation. See, apparently it is better for a gunman to come in, and shoot everybody, than to have somebody shoot the gunman, and then have the good guy get accidently plugged by the responding officers. Well, Mr. Boren, you dumb son of a bitch, if I’m about to get murdered by a crazed gunman, getting shot by the responding officers is a concern that I’ll address later.
Let me break it down for the really dumb readers (like state legislators), if I’m about to get murdered, I would much rather take the asshole doing the murdering with me and get shot by the cops afterward. Either way, I’m dead, but at least I get to accomplish something useful in the process. (accomplishing something useful, yet another concept alien to politicians)
Idiot politicians like this are the reason that I started teaching CCW for free to college students and anyone that works at a Utah school. See, here in Utah, we can carry guns in school. It was a huge battle to get, but we won, the anti-gun forces lost. In the process I testified before the state legislature on this issue, and that experience, and listening to worst-case scenario logic like the above, pissed me off so badly that I basically said “screw it” and started spending my own time and money to get more guns in school.
So far, I figure that I’ve personally waived over $10,000 worth of instructional fees in the last year. And I plan on continuing to do this indefinately. Because it’s worth ten K of lost income to tick off politicians.
I keep trying to get the word out about that, but in the last year I’ve got taught about 250 college students for their CCWs for free. This doesn’t count educators or employees of schools. Hell, I don’t care if you’re the janitor, I’ll teach you for free. I also teach military (active, reserve, or guard) for free too, but that’s just personal.
So if you’re in Utah, spread the word. Your class is on FBMG. I want as many guns in school as possible. I want the next psycho that attempts to shoot up a school in Utah to get Swiss-cheesed.
And if you work at one of my kid’s schools, I’ll get you friggin’ SWAT training…
If your local politicians tell you that your students and faculty are too stupid to prevent another Virginia Tech or Columbine, ask them sincerely why Utah loves it’s children more than your state does.