Umpqua Community College Uses Unarmed Security Guards

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Joe Olson–the former president of Umpqua Community College–says the school only keeps one guard on shift at a time and that guard is unarmed.

Olson left his position in June. He says one of the biggest debates at the school in 2014 was whether or not to hire armed officers.

On November 5, 2014 a campus communique said the Umpqua Community College community was “split 50-50” on what to do. According to the Associated Press, Olson presumes the October 1 attack will reignite the discussion not only for Umpqua Community College but for community colleges around the country.

Breitbart News previously reported that the Umpqua campus is a gun free zone. Former U.S. Marshal Art Roderick suggested the gunman chose the campus for that very reason. He said, “[The gunman] probably knew that the facility was a gun free facility, [which is] an easy target for these kinds of coward individuals. They know they’re not going to get any response unless they happen to run into security or a campus police officer.”

Roderick’s words are bolstered by the former school president’s admission that “the school has only one security officer on duty at a time, and that person isn’t armed.”

Gun free zones offer zero resistance to armed persons who are criminally motivated.

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