Ohio University College Dems Celebrate Decision to Keep Students Unarmed

Men hold signs during a vigil outside The Stonewall Inn remembering the victims of the Orlando massacre, in New York, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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On January 25, Ohio University College Democrats president Sam Miller cheered as the student senate recommended no change in the campus firearms policy be made despite the legalization of campus carry.

The student senate sponsored a referendum across all six of the Ohio University campuses — Athens, Chillicothe, Eastern, Southern, Lancaster, Zanesville — and, although campus carry won the day on five of the campuses, the senate sided with the most populous campus, Athens, where campus carry was defeated. The senate subsequently “recommended no action” to allow campus carry be taken by the Board of Trustees.

In other words, the students at Ohio University are to remain unarmed and defenseless just like the students who were sitting in classrooms at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

College Democrats president Sam Miller praised the student senate for this decision, tweeting:

Breitbart News previously reported that the Kent State University system and Cuyahoga Community College system will not allow campus carry either. Instead, both schools will continue to maintain the gun-free environment that existed on the Umpqua Community College campus when a gunman shot and killed nine unarmed innocents on October 1, 2015.

It is important to remember that common thread of mass public attacks is not the type of gun used, the color of the gunman’s skin, or even the type of building or structure targeted. Rather, the common thread is that attackers prefer gun-free zones, whether that zone is in a county building (San Bernardino), a nightclub (Orlando Pulse), or a school (Sandy Hook Elementary). Yet the president of Ohio University College Democrats is praising the decision to maintain the school’s gun-free policies.

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 awrhawkins@breitbart.com.