TASER recently sent TTAG a prototype TASER Pulse (we’re helping them refine the design). We believe the revised Pulse will revolutionize self-defense. Anyone who doesn’t carry a gun should carry one of these. And should be able to carry one, without permitting. Meanwhile, the University of Mexico is moving to rewrite its weapons policy to specifically ban stun guns from campus. The students are not happy. abqjournal.com reports . . .
The University of New Mexico is considering adoption of a policy that would prohibit carrying stun guns on campus, which won’t sit well with student protesters who think they should be allowed for self-defense.
One of the protesters on campus Monday, Jessica Franklin, said she carries pepper spray to defend herself from potential assailants but would prefer to a carry a stun gun. She said she would be less likely to injure herself with a stun gun, and it’s easier to use.
“It’s a way to protect yourself. It’s a sense of protection,” said freshman Mia State, a stun gun supporter who was not part of the protest . . .
About half a dozen students were stumping on campus Monday afternoon in favor of stun guns, holding signs such as “Keep Calm and Stun On” and “Let us defend ourselves.”
They gathered about 200 signatures supporting their efforts in a couple of hours . . .
The UNM student protest followed the defeat of a measure by the undergraduate student government that would have suggested to administration that it allow students and others to carry stun guns on campus . . .
The head of the university’s policy office, Pamina Deutsch, said the school policy banning weapons on campus could go “either way” when judging stun guns as weapons.
But she said her office is working on a preliminary policy update that is looking at prohibiting stun guns on campus, save for law enforcement, in the future. The preliminary policy would allow people to carry small amounts of pepper spray for self-defense.
The Second Amendment prohibits the government from infringing on American’s right to keep and bear arms. The University of New Mexico, a public university, has no legal basis to decide what type of arms students, faculty and staff may use to exercise their constitutionally protected right.
The TASER Pulse could well pave the way for campus carry. We shall see. But hats off to the student of U of NM for standing up for their rights. Godspeed.