Letter to the Editor: Bill HB 1261 does nothing to prevent gun violence on campus


The hazy logic in this editorial makes me despair of the thinking processes taught to today’s college students. As an example, “If HB 1261 does pass, anyone who carries a weapon is required to possess a concealed weapons permit, but who, other than a University Police Officer, is going to ask to see their permit?” This statement contains its own admission that lack of a permit or permission will do nothing to halt someone with criminal intent. The possession of a permit, whether verified or not, does guarantee that those legally armed have had training in the proper use of their firearms. As for causing confusion with the police, in all such shootings by the time the police got there the situation has already been resolved for better or worse.

Christopher A. Meissen