Online gun dealer says more weapons on campus will improve security

March 5, 2008
Dealer sold the guns that were used to kill students at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois

Online gun dealer Eric Thompson, who sold the weapons involved in shooting rampages at Northern Illinois and Virginia Tech universities, says he believes that allowing guns on campuses could deter future shootings. At least 14 states are considering allowing guns on campus, and a national advocacy group, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, has signed up 7,000 members in two weeks, bringing its roster to 19,000. The trend alarms gun control activists, who contend that even trained police officers hit their target only 20 percent of the time. Click here to read The Los Angeles Times article.

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EARLIER: Villanova University, like nearly all higher education institutions nationwide, bans firearms on campus. But a new group, called Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), would like to change that, arguing that concealed-carry permit holders should be able to bring weapons to school to defend themselves and their classmates against a deranged killer.

Click here to read The Philadelphia Inquirer article.

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