I’ve penned a new column up at Townhall.com today titled, “Concealed Carry Can Reduce Sexual Assault at Universities.” Below is an excerpt:
In a time where sexual assault is on the rise at American universities, it’s important to curb this trend by effective means.
How can universities best address and eradicate the threat of sexual assault on campus? Allow concealed carry on campus.
Seven states–Wyoming, Montana, Florida, Texas, Indiana, North Dakota, and now South Dakota–are considering legislation to permit concealed carry at universities. As more Americans channel support for gun rights over gun control, legislation to repeal gun-free zones and permit concealed carry should be deliberated in more states.
Universities are gun-free zones, which make them prime targets for criminals. Evidence shows that gun-free zones don’t deter crime; they enable them. No sign will stop a criminal; a good guy/girl with a gun will.
When young women and men are allowed to practice concealed carry on campus, they-not administrators or bureaucrats–are in control of their own lives.