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I expect that if someone is offended, and a pro forma apology is delivered, that a computer search will locate the offending staffer for tarring and feathering after being drawn and quartered.
 

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I'm sitting here wondering if the lady still has a job at CNN.

Fwiw, IF campus carry passes here in TX, my adult daughter will be carrying my old MAK pistol ON the UT campus, as her job requires her to be alone late at night, walking across campus.
(Pretty fair shot, too.)

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She can't say that!!!

Now I'm 110% a gun guy, but looking at this from a purely objective standpoint, I just don't see guns as a solution to the campus rape issue. I can see guns as a solution to a few other problems, so I'm all for EVERYONE carrying on campus, the more the merrier.

The Campus rape issue is almost always someone they know, or in a social situation where the victim is basically disarmed and not expecting anything.

The guns could help in that situation on a very rare occasion, and they certainly can be a help for any random acts of violence/rape. But the campus rape thing is really about educating both sexes.

Regardless, I'm ALL FOR concealed carry on campuses. Actually my biggest issue is CC is only allowed for 21 and over. I want my daughter to be packing on day one, not when she's a junior or senior.
 

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Now I'm 110% a gun guy, but looking at this from a purely objective standpoint, I just don't see guns as a solution to the campus rape issue.
How about a "partial" solution. Penecillin doesn't work for everyone. I was going to say education won't cure the rape problem, but applying my own logic, maybe it won't "cure" it but it would help. Certainly educating women on self-defense techniques/options might do a lot of good (and yes there may be other things than guns that could help in some situations).

Kevin Gibson said:
The Campus rape issue is almost always someone they know.
I can see a down-side to a gun here; if the person is known he might know she has a gun and find a way of getting it away from her, or overpowering her in a way she can't get the gun (if she keeps it in her purse rather than on her body he's one step ahead) or getting at her when she is unarmed.
 

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How about a "partial" solution. Penecillin doesn't work for everyone. I was going to say education won't cure the rape problem, but applying my own logic, maybe it won't "cure" it but it would help. Certainly educating women on self-defense techniques/options might do a lot of good (and yes there may be other things than guns that could help in some situations).

I can see a down-side to a gun here; if the person is known he might know she has a gun and find a way of getting it away from her, or overpowering her in a way she can't get the gun (if she keeps it in her purse rather than on her body he's one step ahead) or getting at her when she is unarmed.
Yeah, there will be baggage any way you shake it. But I'd prefer my baggage to include the right to carry.
 

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Fwiw, I was a Crimes Against Persons agent for well over 12 years & I can tell you that "acquaintance rape" is according to the statistics any rape where the victim has MET or PERHAPS has MET their attacker.
(As my late & very wise grandfather used to say, "Figures do not lie but liars certainly do figure.")

Based on my experience, about 1/3 of all rapes fit that description, including cases where the defendant may NOT really be "known to" the victim but has only SEEN her at some time.
(At one trial that I attended, the victim stated that the defendant "looked vaguely familiar" & that she might have once seen him on the Long Island commuter train, at some time or other BUT that she had never met him. = That violent rape, which crippled the young woman for life, is counted as "acquaintance rape".)

In any case, the possession of a handgun MAY well save a victim from attack & perhaps death. - In point of fact, the FBI's figures indicate that about 25% of college coeds are assaulted by a criminal, while away at school. = One wonders how many actual assaults could have/would have been committed had the victim been armed at the time of her attack.

In any case, even ONE life of an innocent saved by the attack that didn't happen because the victim "displayed a firearm" or that was ended by gunfire, makes "campus carry" worthwhile & I hope that this year that our Texas legislature passes campus carry & our new governor signs it, as he has sworn to do.
(Given any publicity at all by a "hostile to bearing weapons" mass media, perhaps many times the number of attacks that are stopped by gunfire may well be dwarfed by those attacks that are not attempted. - Those "prevented attacks" cannot be counted, though I expect that many a criminal will CHOOSE to NOT attack his potential victim for fear of being shot, for each criminal who is reported as shot while attempting a criminal attack.)


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Ms. Cupp is a fairly well known conservative writer and commentator. Her views in this article don't surprise me. CNN running the article does.

I'm the father of two grown women, and I am certainly professionally aware of how often violence is perpetrated against women by men. We have no college campuses in my county, so I can't speak to those stats personally.

With all that, I have no problem with any law abiding college student carrying a firearm on or off campus. In fact, Alabama law allows an 18 year old citizen to obtain a concealed carry license.

I will state from experience that the majority of rapes that are reported to my unit are of the acquaintance or date rape variety, and a lot of those are what I call make out sessions (God, I'm getting old) that she wanted to stop and he didn't. Most if not all involve alcohol and/or drugs. These are the kinds of activities that flourish on a college (and high school) campus. Physically violent rapes are, Thank God, rare around here.

I also know that, at least in my experience, most women, including my own wife and daughters, don't or won't carry concealed. I understand that the trend is starting to shift, but it certainly isn't widespread at least in my neck of the woods.

Any rape reported on a campus should be reported and investigated by law enforcement, not by school authorities. That's just freakin' idiocy.

If my daughters were going to college I would tell them to use common sense, good judgement and always go for the eyes.
 

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This sounds like an escalation from the social justice warriors who cooked up the campus rape hoax to begin with. Now they want the college boys summarily executed because he raped a woman with his eyes.
 

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This sounds like an escalation from the social justice warriors who cooked up the campus rape hoax to begin with.
Bullseye.

If a woman drinks and drives, she's responsible (thanks, ironically, to the harpies at MADD).

If a woman drinks and mates, she's an innocent little girl, incapable of consenting, and therefore a victim.
 

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Background on the myth that there is an epidemic of campus rape: One in five people who write for Rolling Stone are morons
... President Obama's own Department of Justice completed a six-year study on college rape, and it turns out that instead of 1-in-5 college coeds being raped, the figure is 0.03-in-5.
The Other McCain has been deconstructing the extremism that creates some of these social justice warriors. Here are a couple of The First Rule of Feminism and The Damaged Feminist
 

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Institutions of higher learning generally want control of the cases for a variety of reasons. Many of which boil down to protecting the good name (and continuing endowments) of said institutions. I'm long out of that environment, I expect that a desire for good Socialistic self criticism sessons is also now in full flower.

From personal experience, the convoluted chain of "logic" that can be invoked can get to be highly entertaining if you're detached enough. A long time later, I can still remember the meeting following the arrest of the President of the Student Body on multiple felonies. We (or rather the County) got convictions too. Dean made an ass of himself in and out of court.
 

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I think you're absolutely correct, Mr. Moore.

And it's a damned shame that it usually ends with absolutely no justice for the victim.
 
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