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Guns and Colleges in Oregon

A new lawsuit makes the case that under current law, concealed-carry-permit holders may have guns with them on campus. A student was arrested for violating the state’s policy against having a firearm in a public place, but as a CCW holder, he’s normally exempt from said policy.

I’ve heard many people, even some otherwise pro-gun ones, get queasy when it comes to guns on campus. Quick question: If the law says any 21-year-old can get a permit and carry a gun, why should we put additional restrictions on people who have been selected for their academic ability? If anything, those people will be less inclined to cause trouble.

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