As gun rights advocates push to legalize firearms on college campuses, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assaults.
Support for so-called campus carry laws had been hard to muster despite efforts by proponents to argue that armed students and faculty members could prevent mass shootings like the one at Virginia Tech in 2007. The carrying of concealed firearms on college campuses is banned in 41 states by law or by university policy. Carrying guns openly is generally not permitted.
But this year, lawmakers in 10 states who are pushing bills that would permit the carrying of firearms on campus are hoping that the national spotlight on sexual assault will help them win passage of their measures. […]
The sponsor of a bill in Nevada, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, said in a telephone interview: “If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”
In addition to those in Florida and Nevada, bills that would allow guns on campus have been introduced in Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.
Frankly we’re surprised Brownbackistan did not make the list, given that state’s penchant for overt wingnuttery. This would have been a perfect opportunity: the state legislature could have added a rider to their concealed carry bill currently shooting its way up the charts. That way when young, hot little girls 1 are roofied into pulling a train at a frat party, the brothers can take their guns and then decide how explosive an ending is warranted.
Jeebus H Fucking Christ! Is there absolutely NO problem America won’t insist on making worse by adding guns to it? 2
- Can you believe the idiot used that phrase – young, hot little girls? Neither could we until we hit her bio; tell us she doesn’t look like a sexual predator to you. Seriously – it’s to do with the arch look and those tiny little teeth; she looks like she’d love to nibble all those young, hot little girls. ↩
- Ha! Trick question: the answer is “No.” ↩