Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dueling Rights


WORDmeister Note: Last week, in reaction to a P1 story in the student newspaper about concealed weapons on campus (which is legal in Utah), I foolishly shot off an email rant that was published as a letter to the editor. Gun proponents, including the regional director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (who knew?), have taken exception to my opinions. Thus, a disagreement between the 1st and 2nd amendments. A teachable moment.

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”
—Joseph Stalin (1878-1953), Communist dictator

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1 comment:

  1. I read that article and I for one am against guns on campus. The gentlemen who talked about why we should have guns on campus in case there is an attacker, is understandable. If there is an attacker students can shoot him/her down. The down side is if we let all students have guns on campus, one student who is depressed, angry, mentally unstable, or whatever will take the opportunity to bring a gun to school and attack. The risk is much higher! Hopefully USU will not deal with such an incident like Virginia Tech did or the Columbine high school.

    Romina Nedakovic