Another gun-free zone, another shooting, this time at the Lone Star College North Harris campus in Houston, TX.
Reports indicate three people were injured by stray gunfire in a shooting resulting from a disagreement between two individuals on campus. One of the victims has been taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Guns are prohibited on campus, but prohibitions only stop law-abiding citizens.
Here is the college policy on guns:
It is the policy of this [college] System to prohibit the carrying of firearms, knives, or clubs onto any of the System’s facilities. The possession of firearms, illegal knives, and prohibited knives on System facilities including parking areas and publicly accessed facilities is a violation of criminal law and Board policies.
How many more elementary schools, colleges, and other “gun-free zones” have to witness tragedy for us to realize that guns aren’t the problem? “Gun-free zones” use the force of law to turn law-abiding teachers, students, and professors into sitting ducks.
If someone has a concealed carry permit, there is no logical reason to deny them their God-given right to self-defense, regardless if they are on a college, university, or even elementary school campus.
Photo credit: Lone Star College System