A group of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America members gathered on Monday in opposition to campus carry in Georgia, arguing that allowing guns on campus for self-defense is not “justice.”
Ironically, the same day that Moms Demand was doing this, Governor Nathan Deal (R) told reporters that the opposition being propounded against campus carry was the same “hype” the state heard against concealed carry in previous years.
According to WJCL, participants in the Moms Demand Action anti-campus carry rally spoke out against allowing students with concealed carry licenses to carry guns for self-defense on campus. Instead, they called for Georgia legislators to preserve the “gun free” status for college and university campuses that currently exists in the state.
This same “gun free” status was in place at Umpqua Community College on October 1 when Chris Harper Mercer entered classrooms and shot and killed nine unarmed, defenseless people. The same “gun free” status was in place at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, when Seung-Hui Cho entered classrooms there, killing 32 unarmed, defenseless people. And this “gun free” status was in place at the University of Nevada in 2007 when Amanda Collins was raped on campus.
Collins was a concealed carry permit holder who was disarmed–thereby defenseless–on campus because of a “gun free” policy.
Nonetheless, Moms Demand Action rallied against allowing concealed carry permit holders to be armed for self-defense on campus, with group leader Lindsey Donovan saying campus carry “is not a common sense law.” Another mom who spoke at the rally said they “want justice” and asserted that “more guns on the streets” for self-defense is something other than the justice they seek.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.