Try this on for size. Columbine gun-free zone, New York City pizza shop gun-free zone, Luby's Cafeteria gun-free zone, Amish school in Pennsylvania gun-free zone and now Virginia Tech gun-free zone.
Now we have some movement to allow law abiding, legally licensed, 21 year old or older, adults, to lawfully carry their self protection weapon onto college campuses. There are many of us in the gun rights side of things that agree that cowards who are metally deranged look forthe easiest targets, and that would be at schools and places their warped heads ca confirm are Gun Free areas. Law Abiding folks follow the law, so we make laws that on the outside look good. "It is against the law to bring a gun into a school," many people say this makes sense. But comm sense is not how mentally deranged individuals think. They are criminals and don't pay attention to the laws. So what do I see? I see teachers capable of having a weapon at school to protect my kids. I see college kids over 21, about 50% right, having weapons. Now the mentally deranged cowards do not know who, or if, someone has a gun and can take them out and ruin their attempt at historic carnage. If I were the State of PA head of education I would be asking some teachers and administrators to spend a teachers in service day at NRA certified gun safety and tactical training, and publicizing it. Only those teachers who wish to go would attend. As the word spread each year the classes would grow. (Everyone I see who learns to shoot, the right way, always enjoys it as displayed by a huge mouth spreading grin)
Now some college Presidents don't agree with me, and they fear disaster. But they will lose and be proven wrong. The Gun Grabbers always scream disaster and it never occurs, right?
Texas gets it right..