arizonarifleman.com shares an email from “The Regents Professors (RPs) at the UofA, ASU, and NAU…” in response to the Arizona Legislature moving towards passing Campus Carry. (SB1467) “Gun Safety Charter: We affirm that no student should be obligated to be in the presence of an armed faculty or staff member, and no faculty or staff member should be obligated to be in the presence of an armed student on the university campuses of Arizona. In the event that SB 1467 is enacted into law, we request action by the Arizona Board of Regents to segregate the campuses into armed and weapons-free communities. When such segregation cannot be enforced, protective action should include the provision of police protection, the substitution of electronic communication for personal interaction, and the cancelation of classes as a last resort.” Now where have I heard that word “segregation” before . . .
Replace the words “Armed” and “Weapons” with “Negro” and “Colored” and we are Smack Dab in the Middle of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.
What next? Will they decree that all of these “Carriers” wear a patch on their sleeve so that they may be easily avoided, lest they infect the babes who dwell in the Womb of University.
I cannot find reason to argue for any law-abiding, 21 year-old ADULT, having passed the mandated tests and background checks, to be denied the civil-right of self-protection while attending a publicly funded University.
It seems very apparent that the small minority of adult students, graduate students, and faculty, that do decide to carry, will be subject to some degree of discrimination.
Imagine you are a grad student working on your PhD. Also, you are a 90-pound female. Since you are eco-friendly, you like to take public transportation as much you can. Lately though, you have had some unsavory run-ins with weirdos and miscreants and decide that since you are now legally able to carry to, and at, work you will do so.
At some point, someone spills the beans, or it is at least suspected that you are a ‘Carrier’. After reading the above proclamation, can you honestly expect to be treated fairly and be given the same opportunities as a non carrier. Or will you face an uphill battle against a Bulletproof Ceiling?