The Lafayette Journal and Courier has an article about the empty holster protest that was conducted at the local community college and Purdue University. Additionally, on their front page they have a poll up about whether you favor relaxing concealed weapons prohibitions on college campuses. Right now, the “No CCW for students” are winning about 66% to 34%, so go over there and vote.
The actual article on the student protest is pretty much par for the course, the J&C does a half decent job of reporting the protest, presenting both pro-gun and anti-gun sides in a relatively balanced light. My biggest issue is that they and other MSM outlets keep repeating this line:
If anyone could carry a firearm on campus, Mishler said, how would police separate legally licensed students from an assailant?
Uh, generally speaking, the guy running around murdering people is probably the assailant. You won’t know who the law-abiding armed citizen is until his or her life is threatened and they have no other option than to resort to force. Color me crazy, but people who go through the hoops and long, long, long, waiting period to get a carry permit in Indiana aren’t going to be the ones committing mass murder, they’re going to be the ones who go to class, socialize with their friends, and you never know they’re armed unless that person’s life is imminent danger of death or grievous bodily harm.
Thanks to reader Rob K. for the heads up.