Ohio State University currently has a gun policy aimed at student safety: no guns on campus at all, even “if otherwise permitted by state law.”
State law already prohibits students from carrying guns on campus, but allows them to keep them locked in their cars–so if someone wishes to shoot up the school, all he or she has to do is grab his or her trusty Second Amendment Stick from the car and it’s shootin’ time!
A valid license does not authorize a licensee to carry a concealed firearm onto any premises owned or leased by any public or private college, university, or other institution of higher education, unless the handgun is in a locked motor vehicle or the licensee is in the immediate process of placing the handgun in a locked motor vehicle.
Realizing that this law still places students at risk, along with completely prohibiting students from bringing guns and ammunition on campus the school also prohibits them from taking their trusty boomsticks along with them while participating in official university activities–once again, something that is aimed at student safety.
The Student Code of Conduct is very clear –> no guns on campus, period!
Storage or possession of dangerous weapons, devices, or substances including, but not limited to, firearms, ammunition, or fireworks, unless authorized by an appropriate university official or permitted by a university policy, even if otherwise permitted by law. Use or misuse of weapons, devices, or substances in a manner that causes or threatens serious harm to the safety or security of others.
Students for Concealed Carry and Ohioans for Concealed Carry do not want to change state law, but they do want to be able to bring their guns on campus. Why? Who knows–but apparently, they want the school to permit them to keep their penile extensions in their vehicles.
The pro-stupidity groups made a pathetic attempt at garnering support through a petition on change.org, but only managed a whopping 740 signatures, proving that society at large does not approve of guns on campus for any reason.
In order to further freedumb, the two groups are trying another approach: taking the school to court over its sensible gun policy.
“The Ohio Revised Code is clear that the legislature retains sole authority to regulate the possession of firearms,” said Derek DeBrosse, one of the two lawyers representing the groups, in a statement. “Ohio State’s policies are in direct violation of the law.”
The school and the gun fetishist groups are due to duke it out in court July of next year.
The announcement that the groups think it’s a good idea to bring firearms onto campus comes soon after Elliot Rodger’s terrifying rampage at UC Santa Barbara, which left numerous people dead and even more injured, and the shooting at Seattle Pacific University that left one dead and three injured as well as numerous other atrocities. In total, there have been over 70 school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre–but these groups, like Joe the Plumber, feel that “Your dead kids don’t trump [their] Constitutional rights.”
h/t: Hit & Run Blog