Sorry, campus cowboys; you'll have to keep leaving the shootin' irons home:
A bill that would have allowed guns on Indiana college campuses is dead.
The bill authored by Sen. Jim Banks, of Columbia City, failed to get a hearing in the Legislature. Banks said students have a constitutional right to protect themselves and pointed out that Wisconsin passed a similar measure.
Exceptions to laws are always suspect. Why are colleges different from any other place people might take their guns to? As Banks says, the constitutional right to protect ourselves should not disapprear once we hit campus. All arguments about carrying a weapon would apply on campus just as much as anywhere else, includuing anti-carrying arguments. If concealed weapons make society less safe, they would make campuses less safe, as well.
By the way, which do you think is truer? 1. If campus carry were the prevailing practice, some of the killings by deranged shooters could have been stopped. 2. If campus carry were the prevailing practice, there would have been even more school shootings.