Ohio Governor John Kasich started the week by signing a bill legalizing campus carry throughout the Buckeye State. Yes but — the bill did not require universities and colleges to stop infringing on Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. To ban or not to ban, that is the question now facing Ohio institutions of higher learning.
The schools’ administrators must decide whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous liberal academics or to let law-abiding Americans take arms against a sea of troubles. And by opposing, hopefully, end them.
Sorry. Just killing time. ‘Cause we all know which way this is going to go. Like the vast majority of American institutions of higher learning, Ohio’s universities and colleges are run by left-leaning academics and administrators. They’d no more approve of campus carry than invite Donald Trump to deliver their commencement address.
And so . . .
Bowling Green State University, Kent State University, University of Toledo, University of Akron, and Ohio State University have all announced they’re going to maintain the status quo. They will continue to be “gun free zones.” Or, as we like to call them, “target rich environments” (TREs).
Toledo: “A safe environment for students, employees, faculty, patients, and visitors to campus remains the university’s top priority. Deadly weapons in university buildings and venues will continue to be strictly prohibited.”
Kent State: “The university policy on deadly weapons as approved in September represents the board’s position on this issue and we have no plans for further action.”
Ohio State: “The policy enacted by the Board of Trustees is that concealed firearms are prohibited on Ohio State’s campus, and that remains the policy.”
Let’s hope none of these educators live to regret their decision. Wait. That doesn’t sound right. I mean, let’s hope that no one will suffer because of the administration’s’ decision to trample on Americans’ gun rights. Of course, we know that’s not true.