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« macgulley wrote on Thursday, Sep 16 at 02:02 PM »
This is a very apt quote: "the police arrive AFTER..."
No matter how hard they try, the police cannot be everywhere and the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in Castle Rock v. Gonzales that individuals have no right to police protection (http://www.allsafedefense.com/news/CopsDontProtect.htm)
« guitar185 wrote on Thursday, Sep 16 at 01:57 PM »
The ban against concealed carry on campus only limits law abiding citizens from carrying, those who wish to do harm with a gun will simply ignore the law and bring a gun on campus anyways, so the law goes beyond pointlessness, its actually punishes and cripples those who legally are allowed to conceal carry. I really wish this short sighted and pointless ban would be lifted. I pray Auburn never ever has to experience anything like what happened at Virginia Tech, I know that if I was ever in a classroom where something like that would happen I would definitely want to take action, but without a gun there would be little or nothing I could do. And as for shooting under high stress situations that argument is a little weak, police officers who have been trained to shoot under stress sometime misidentify a target and an accidental shooting occurs. So should we be restrict their ability to carry since they could possibly shoot the wrong person? I think we would all agree that is a little ridiculous. Also I doubt that lifting the ban would create a nervous student body, due to the fact that the guns still have to be concealed. And as pointed out earlier in this very article "For all we know, classes could be full of students packing heat," and I don't think students are generally nervous about it,a least not that I have noticed as a current student, so I really don't think lifting the ban would create an environment of fear, that's quite a stretch. And as for "how far does the right extend?" question, there are already laws in place for good reason governing most of the places mention. They are prohibited in bars for obvious reasons, you don't want intoxicated people handing weapons, there are also federal laws prohibiting the carry of concealed weapons in municipal buildings, daycares, and schools, these can all be found by simply using google. I'm not entirely sure why the article's author questioned this, there are clear lines already in place governing these locations.
« abm0006 wrote on Thursday, Sep 16 at 11:54 AM »
Can't forget Parker.
« ALRanger wrote on Thursday, Sep 16 at 10:24 AM »
Not only does Auburn have to worry about the state pre-emption, but concealed carry is not the only legal carry of a firearm in Alabama. We are one of 43 states that currently recognizes Open Carry (carrying a weapon in plain sight). Out website, AlabamaOpenCarry.com has all the information you need on this topic. We are a new site, spun off from members of the national site, OpenCarry.org. Open Carry has always been legal in AL, requires no permit or background check. If you are legal to purchase and possess a firearm, you can carry it openly. For more information and the legality of open carry, check out our site.
« Dianosis wrote on Thursday, Sep 16 at 10:23 AM »
Quote: “But if we see it, then it’s no longer concealed, and it’s illegal to have a nonconcealed weapon.”
This is absolutely false! Alabama has always been an Open Carry state. It is legal to carry openly WITHOUT a permit. Preemption laws in Alabama prevent any local government from passing ordinances that preempt the State firearms laws or how they are carried. Check out http://www.alabamaopencarry.com for this info and alot more!
« Bobby74 wrote on Thursday, Sep 16 at 09:55 AM »
Put me in Coach. I'll be sober amd ready to play. Well, one out of two ain't bad.......
« Bushmaster556 wrote on Wednesday, Sep 15 at 02:18 PM »
This was a nice article until the diatribe about tolerance, race relations, xenophobia, etc. The "Editorial Board" needs to get one thing straight for this year and the future: Auburn is not full of racist, xenophobic, jingoist. I Am tired of reading articles that are suppose to make us feel guilty for being a white person in America.
« abm0006 wrote on Saturday, Sep 11 at 04:15 PM »
Did anyone try the beef tongue?
Just may have been the most adventurous thing I've ever done. Sad, I know.
« footballman wrote on Friday, Sep 10 at 09:13 PM »
Remember its Arkansas State.
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