"Mary Morgan, communications director for the Board of Regents, said the system opposes the bill.
“We really think the current situation is the safest for all concerned, that all guns are banned ... except for those in the possession of security police,” she said."
Yes, Ms. Morgan, and unfortunately the nuts who are killing us helpless college students know that they'll have at least 10 to 15 minutes to kill before the campus police show up. Laws, rules and regulations are only followed by the law-abiding, who aren't the problem in the first place.
"But Ms. Morgan said, “We believe local authorities are the best route for protection,” and she emphasized they maintain close relations with the colleges."
Ms. Morgan, it has been proven in every instance of school shootings that the police, no matter their close relations with the colleges, are good only for counting the bodies in the aftermath.
"Hamilton County District Attorney General Bill Cox, a former police officer, said, “Guns can go off accidentally. Guns can be taken away from people. Guns can be left unsecured. I just think in terms of public safety it might be a less safe environment.”"
Mr. Cox, do the research. Look at those colleges where concealed carry has been allowed. NO accidents. NO incidents. NO Rampages, either by nuts or the CCW permit holders. "A less safe environment"? I don't think so.
"“I think we need to talk to the heads of the universities and not just be making a blanket edict,” said the subcommittee’s chairwoman, Rep. Janis Sontany, D-Nashville, of the bill."
Rep. Sontany, how about talking to the students who are being put at risk of being attacked in so-called "gun free zones" that have been repeatedly proven to be nothing more than "feel-good" BS? How abourt talking to the families of those who were killed because of such policies?
It's time to wake up to the fact that criminals and crazies do not respect "gun free zones." We as Americans should not be made helpless simply because some people idealistically and unrealistically believe that good intentions should be just as effective as good laws.