Friday, June 5, 2015

Responsible Gun Ownership

Seems that the great state of Texas has done this:

Texas is now allowing students, faculty and staff over 21 years old to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, including in classrooms and professors' offices.  

While the 2nd Amendment folks may applaud loudly, fellow blogger Echidne points pout succinctly why this may be a problem.  You should go read the whole post but here's what resonated most with me:

Part of the problem, in my view, is that the NRA has turned the ownership of a dangerous and tricky tool into something like a human right without creating the commensurate human responsibility:  To be properly trained in the use of guns, to employ the necessary care in their storage, and to be responsible for the outcomes of all misuse.

Imagine a world where anyone, in almost any condition, and without any training should be allowed to drive an automobile anywhere, including off the roads or on either side of streets.  Then imagine that no car insurance would be required.

That's what the Texas concealed carry law sounds like to me.

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