Opponents of Gun-Free Zones at Universities Find Unlikely Hero in Nevada Woman

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Opponents of Gun-Free Zones at Universities Find Unlikely Hero in Nevada Woman
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Fri, 04-08-2011 - 12:01pm
From: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/08/opponents-gun-free-zones-universities-unlikely-hero-nevada-woman/ Opponents of Gun-Free Zones at Universities Find Unlikely Hero in Nevada Woman

By Claudia Cowan

Published April 08, 2011

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A gun wouldn't have done her a darn bit of good.
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And that's usually the case. I still support having the campuses of educational facilities as Weapon Free Zones.

My DD wouldn't carry a gun anyway. What she & her friends do is ALWAYS go in groups when they are ANYWHERE after dark. When they attend a campus sporting event, etc., that ends later in the evening, her friends will walk her to her car & then she'll drive them to their dorms...or drop them off at their cars.

 nwtreehugger  

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<< And that's usually the case. >>

And you know this.. how?

The papers in Texas are filled with stories of people defending themselves again dangerous people with weapons of their own.

I agree in this girl's case, a gun may not have saved her or the dead girl. But then again, we don't know enough of the story to know for sure. Brings to mind the woman who was stabbed over 20 or 25 times, most of them in the head and face, got the knife away, and with one stab in the heart killed her rapist and would be killer.

You seem to make alot of generalizations when it comes to gun rights arguments.

I find it hard to believe any one young woman NEVER GOES ANYWHERE by herself after dark. Not even a quick run to the car? Nah... And you know that many kidnappings and rapes occur during the daytime, right?



 

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Probably not, but one can't say for sure. It wouldn't have done her any harm, I don't believe.

 

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I'm leaning towards being against students being able to carry. I'd feel more comfortable if it were faculty/administration only. At least to begin with.

 

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I had some serious coyote attacks here a couple of months ago. In the first, in broad daylight, with my 4 dogs in a row in front of me (smallest being 40 pounds, the other 50-60... six coyotes came at us. 3 jumped out and attacked one of my big dogs even as I yelled and jumped up and down while they crossed the pasture at us.

My husband brought me a semi-automatic assault rifle! I got too old for that shotgun, I guess. This new gun doesn't kick at all.

I read a few days ago that one state may be to pass a law saying that magazines over 10 rounds would be outlawed, and that everyone would be required to turn theirs in, or face fine/punishment! I'd hate to face 6 coyotes, or 3 bad men, or whatever, with only 10 rounds. It's not Texas, so I don't have anything to worry about yet... but I wouldn't turn mine in.

Sorry for going off on a tangent! Good to see you again.

 

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Plus, Brianna Denisson was snatched off a couch, in her sleep, after a night of partying. So she would have needed to be sleeping with her gun in her hand. In the morning, her friends didn't even realize they needed to be concerned about her absence, until they found blood on her pillow. They were doing their morning coffee and breakfast, so OBVIOUSLY, the awareness wasn't incredibly high in this group. Someone had broken into their apartment (which they slept through,) assaulted their friend on the couch, removed her from the building.....all of which they were completly unaware of, so they went about their morning routine, until they found blood.

I just don't see how a gun would have helped. Seems like sobriety and awareness would have done them more good.



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Our Supreme Court has ruled we have a Constitutional right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment.

As it is a primary right, afforded directly from the Constitution, limitations on that right should be very few.

We may see court cases over the next few decades about how far our right to bear arms goes. Do we lose our first amendment right at college? How about our right to due process? If we don't lose other rights granted by our Constitution, why would we lose the right to bear arms?
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1) I was talking about the situation that the young woman found herself in. From the story, it sounds like she would most likely not have been able to even access her gun in time.

 nwtreehugger  

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***I also feel that those who carry a gun (especially younger inexperienced adults) seem to have an unrealistic sense of 'safety'.****

This is true of my nephew. He's just sure he'll get his "gat" out and "take down" a mountain lion, or bear, that is in process of ATTACKING him! LOL! Every encounter I've ever had with large carnivores, were very sudden and quite suprising. No announcement from that charging bear. It was just THERE!

The one time he has discharged his firearm over an "intruder," he almost shot one of his friends, that was stopping by and had walked up on his deck. They LAUGH about it! But the outcome could have been different. His friend could be dead, and he could be in prison, if he had been a better shot.



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