On November 28 students on the Ohio State Campus were terrorized by a Somali refugee who drove his car into pedestrians, then exited the vehicle and chased unarmed students with a knife.
On November 29 the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence used Twitter to urge gun-controllers to fight to prevent changes in law that would allow college students to be armed for self-defense.
OSU Emergency Management confirmed that the OSU attacker was Abdul Razak Ali Artan. He was killed Monday by OSU police officer Alan Horujko after chasing defenseless students with a butcher knife. Amid the commotion–when the attack was first reported–OSU thought it was an “active shooter” situation and reported it as such. Either way, the only advice they could give their student population was “Hide Run Fight.”
On Tuesday the Brady Campaign tweeted:
— Brady Campaign (@Bradybuzz) November 29, 2016
Note: the Brady Campaign’s tweet specifically calls for opposition to HB 48, a bill designed to expand locations in which concealed carry permit holders can keep their guns with them for self-defense. HB 48 includes the caveat that concealed carry permit holders can carry on a college or university campus for self defense if so doing “is pursuant to a written policy, rule or other authorization that is adopted by the institution’s board of trustees or other governing body.”
So, the day after terrified, defenseless OSU students were chased by a knife-wielding man, the Brady Campaign is fighting ensure they remain unarmed.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of “Bullets with AWR Hawkins,” a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.