Usual Response

Jason Heppler over at South Dakota Politics links to a Glenn Reynolds piece about our legislature’s attempt to allow guns onto South Dakota universities (HB1261). Following the usual NRA talking points Reynolds proclaims that being able to carry guns into the classroom could have saved lives at Virginia Tech, you even got to love Reynolds headline, “People don’t stop killers. People with guns do”.

Just what is needed to prevent gun violence, more people with guns and lucky us it is our own legislature that is seeking to bring that extra firepower onto our own OK Corrals, I mean colleges. If our lawmakers get their way I guess backpack manufacturers will have to scramble to add new pockets to their products as our college students will need a place to keep that .357 along with their English Literature textbooks…

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