2nd Amendment and guns on campus

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By [email protected]

This letter is in response to Jason Clark’s rant about guns on campus and the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Here is a clear right for a clear reason. Maybe I’m missing something that Clark was able to glean from these words, but I don’t see how this Amendment entitles him to take a gun to his Yoga class.

Maybe Clark refers to the Second Amendment because he’s trying to start a militia on campus? If that’s the case, I feel much safer. I think there’s been an insurrection brewing at the Union for quite some time around the Dance, Dance, Revolution arcade machine. We need a group of armed students that can nip that sort of thing in the bud and keep the peace.

Did Clark mention the Second Amendment because the security of our free state was threatened when guns were banned from the U? Can I expect the crime rate on campus to drop now that Clark can fire at Will (or Sue)? Clark having a gun doesn’t make me safer or more free. Based on his letter, I feel less safe knowing people like him are around and armed.

Most likely, Clark brought up Amendment 2 because he jumped on the NRA bandwagon and is taking one phrase out of context. If we really wanted to secure the free state, the guns should be out in the open to scare away that Dance, Dance, Revolution mob. But Clark clearly stated that noone will know when he or anyone else is packing. Even an undergraduate majoring in Political Science can tell you that just because there’s an amendment or statute on something doesn’t make it a good idea.

Regarding his threats that the NRA will sue the school administration for their lunch money, at least he identified Charlton Heston and his chronies as the bullies they are. Let Moses’ militia come. While they’re here, they can join in gunning down those Dance, Dance, Revolutionaries.

Will CarlsonLaw Student