Much to my disappointment the campus carry bill in Oklahoma which would have allowed certain CCW holders to carry on campuses in OK has be shelved and will not be heard this legislative session.
It’s too bad; because it means that rhetoric like this will persist, and possibly gain momentum.
University of Oklahoma President David Boren had argued the bill would hurt recruitment of students and faculty. It also would pose a dilemma for police trying to determine whether a person wielding a weapon was a “deranged gunman or someone who thinks he is doing good vigilante work.”
President Boren manages to kill to birds with one anti-gun stone; implying that everyone who carries concealed is some kind of wannabe vigilante and looking to get into all kinds of gunfights. Hauling out the already tired line about how the cops wouldn’t know the difference between a lunatic and a law abiding citizen, all the president does is demonstrate his ignorance of CCW holders.
Hopefully, this legislation will make a comeback in the next legislative session.