Last night Larry Wilmore highlighted a story on his new show The Nightly Show about legislation that is pending that would allow college students to legally carry guns on campus. For more information take a look at this article from The New York Times.
I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this concept and more importantly, comprehending how anyone with a functioning cerebrum could entertain this idea with any seriousness. The proponents of these bills have defended their position by suggesting that allowing students (in particular female students) to carry guns on campus would keep them safer and reduce crimes like assault and rape. Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore was quoted during a telephone interview as saying:
“If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”