This series was originally published in Huffington Post as an article titled How To Get Guns Off Campuses: A Call To Action!
We will be publishing this series over the next few days. This is Part 5 and the final part.
Sample Talking Points Against Campus Carry, Against Pro-Campus-Carry-Related Legislation, and in Favor of Opt Out.
(Originally published by Aron Weinberg as an Appendix to Huffington Post Article How to Get Guns Off Campuses: A Call to Action)
- History. The framers of The Bill of Rights never intended for the 2nd Amendment to be practiced on campuses. When James Madison and Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia, they forbid firearms on campus.
- Lack of necessity. Guns are furthermore unnecessary on campuses, which overall are historically safe environments. Even if they weren’t, guns do not provide a clear advantage in self-defense situations or serve as an an effective defense against sexual assault.