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Letter: If owner trained, should be allowed to take gun with them

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Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:37 am | Updated: 8:10 pm, Sat Mar 3, 2012.

In the Bill of Rights, the 2nd Amendment states “Being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Here we learn that we have a constitutional right to own and carry guns, but with this right comes a big responsibility.

Licenses and permits are often supplied to those who wish to carry guns with them at all times, but there still are places that are off-limits to firearms, a couple being schools and universities. Licensed holders are trained and adequately educated but are still forbidden to carry their weapons on campus. Why? Firearms should be allowed on campus. There is no problem with it, if they are licensed or have a permit. Of course there should be limits, rules and regulations that apply to the holder, such as keeping it out of public view, or not using without a good cause, etc.

Maybe we should make it harder for someone to get a license, by doing background checks and requiring grueling classes. I feel that if a person is trained accurately they should have the convenience and privilege to carry a gun onto campus property.

Lauren Halbert


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