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Letter: NRA just keeps cashing in

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Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012 8:03 am

The National Rifle Association would love for everyone to own a gun and have to carry it everywhere. It would fill their selfish wallets. This is why their push for bills that allow guns on “gun free” zones is endless and relentless. Just last year Texas was faced with the same issue Arizona is seeing now for the state college campuses. But Texas intelligently did not pass the outlandish proposed law. “I just don’t want to see a repeat, in Texas, of what happened at Virginia Tech” said Sen. Jeff Wentworth (Texas).

Arizonans would not want to see it either. If the bill ends up passing after all, the fear would be unimaginable. Some of the largest universities in the country will now have the potential to be firing ranges between the students and faculty, most who will not know how to use their weapon very well.

How can students learn or professors teach at their highest level with the anxiety of being surrounded by armed, unpredictable people every day in class? And even if they have their gun (that the NRA wanted them to have) on them, would they have confidence in their ability to use it in self defense? This bill will be the beginning of some major problems rather than creating a supposed safer environment — problems that could be catastrophic.

Zachary Wood


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