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Campus Carry, Not Scary — 8 Comments

  1. Does the above graph represent overall drops in crime in states with both CCW and campus carry, or drops in campus crime exclusively?

    • The stats are state wide, not campus only.

      I would like to find a quality crime rate data set for campuses and surrounding areas, but have not yet located one.

  2. Didn’t Brown sign this bad Bill into law? Effectively removing the few people that might stop a mass shooting and telling anyone that wants to commit mass murder to go to college campuses, no one will be armed.

  3. @David: Yep. I don’t have the details at my finger tips, but that is the case. Not that CCWs are in abundance in California, but the few defacto shall issue counties with colleges are now out in the cold.

  4. I Currently work as a Campus Safety Officer, Unarmed and usually alone
    If a ACTIVE-SHOOTER comes to this Campus, I’m defenseless and the staff and students are all in harm’s way boy I would greatly welcome CCW holders

    • I feel for you Joe. Being in the San Francisco are for 20 years, I long to live anywhere that CCWs were available.

  5. As a long standing CCW holder I would like to find accurate information on the new 1000 foot rule as it applys to CCW holders. It seems to prohibit any carrying within 1000 feet of any school or college. If that is so it would be impossible to go anywhere in my area since there are schools all over. I am confused.

  6. David, the first resource I found (and it looks to be well reviewed) is:

    http://concealednation.org/2015/11/the-legality-of-carrying-within-1000-feet-of-a-school-zone/

    Bottom line is that if the state you are in allows CCWs to carry on campuses, then you are OK. If not, then it is a violation of Federal law (rather unconstitutional federal law since nothing in the constitutional grants the feds such jurisdiction … though that appears to be a non-barrier these day).

    But, if campus carry is illegal in you state, in theory you have to unload and stow your gun if driving past a school. Ugly piece of legislation if I’m reading it correctly.

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