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“The University of Colorado Student Government reversed a previous decision Thursday night and voiced its support for a long-standing campus gun ban.” That’s the bottom, (actually top) line from the coloradodaily.com‘s coverage of the administration’s forthcoming challenge to the judicial removal of its campus-wide gun ban. The nuance is in the numbers: “Two weeks ago on the measure’s first reading, the legislative council passed it 7-6 with two members abstaining and two absent.” This time round it was nine to eight in favor of supporting the ban. Even so, the¬†close-as-it-can-get vote highlights a startling sea change. If a significant minority of wide-eyed college kids nestled in the bosom of academia think guns help keep them safe, it’s clear America’s cultural attitudes to firearms has shifted. Yes, it’s Colorado. But still . . . “I feel that the constitution and liberty don’t matter when you’re dead,” said junior Kristine Gutierrez. “It’s not about having rights — it’s about safety.” Or, in fact, both.

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  1. To me, the question is whether, in a given situation, you are more afraid of a few criminals carrying guns or many imperfect people carrying guns.

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