“It seems like our elected state legislature thinks it would be good to allow guns to be carried on college campus and in all public places. ”
Not exactly please do not fall victim to propaganda headlines. This issue that the legislature is debating is can licensed concealed firearms owners bring suite against public building and places prevented them from from the licensed ability to carry their firearm. License holders were always legal to carry in public places. The new law only adds the provision that gives license owners a way to stop the local security from giving them a hassle. The requirement to get a license is an extensive class in the use and laws involving the use and ownership of a firearm. Then you are checked for any crime record and finger printed in the national data base that is checked when crimes are committed. Then charged over $100 and wait more than a month to get the license.

The idea is to stop the criminals that know no one they are targeting can fight back. This is just common sense and the freedom this government was founded on. As for drunks and people that can not control their emotions we have a history of their abuse and criminal records. Perhaps the sporting events need to tone down the emotional entertainment. We need good guys protecting the feeble from the bad guys.

Raley did not hold anything back. She wrote:

Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it-violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!