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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:33 PM

Colo. students shun gun dorm

Colo. students shun gun dorm

Leonard Pitts Jr.


Young people are not exactly renowned for their judgment. We are, after all, talking about an age group that has to be told it is a bad idea to text while doing 70. Or drink alcohol till it spews from your nostrils. Or wear a T-shirt and flip-flops to interview for the office job.

So no, judgment is not their forte. Yet even they have enough sense to steer clear of the gun dorm.

You havenít heard about the gun dorm? Well, back in August, the University of Colorado announced it was segregating students with concealed carry permits in dorms of their own on its campuses in Boulder and Colorado Springs. This, after the state Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that struck down the schoolís ban on people bringing guns on campus. So now, a student 21 years or older who has a permit may be armed in the dorm or even in class, though not, for some reason, at a school event requiring a ticket.

Recently, the Denver Post decided to count the number of young gunslingers who wanted to live among their own. How many kids had rushed to take advantage of this opportunity?
Letís just say there is not a waiting list. The Post reports the number of kids who opted for the gun dorm is zero. A big, fat goose egg.

The paper speculated on a few reasons for this: maybe there are not enough students with carry permits who live on campus; maybe students with such permits find it more convenient just to sneak their guns into the old dorm.

OK. But isnít it also possible at least some of this preference for unleaded dorms reflects a happy outbreak of simple sanity?

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http://m.ljworld.com/news/2012/dec/06/opinion-colo-students-shun-gun-dorm/?opinion

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Response to villager (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:37 PM

1. Clothing-optional dorm would have been a big hit. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

4. That would make concealed carry a challenge,

but they could stick them up their ass.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:57 PM

2. Not sure how many there are but..................

 

I can see where concealed gun carriers might not want to be identified by their place of residence.

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Response to ThirdCultureBias (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:14 AM

5. It's probably more like how the anti-abortion people think.

"The only good abortion is MY abortion."

Or, in this case, "The only person who should be carrying a gun is ME. All those OTHER concealed-carry guys are nuts, and I don't want to live with THEM."

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Response to ThirdCultureBias (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:50 AM

7. I thought most of the gunsters were proud of their fetish

and more than happy to show the world their "freedom"

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Response to villager (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:02 PM

3. I wouldn't be surprised if applications for admission for the school dropped.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:49 AM

6. I love how campuses are made smoke free, but can't be made gun-free

NRA - making the US a laughingstock for a century or so.

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