This is a discussion on Schools answer to security, same old crap. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mmwb If I were a student now, with a permit to carry, I'd carry. Screw the policies. Get an estremely low profile ...
As mmwb already pointed out the prayer vigil isn't designed to improve campus security. But to help with emotion and spiritual healing issues. They are a good idea that may be necessary or not depending on the person and their beliefs.
However, they don't do a thing to improve campus security which seriously needs to be addressed all across the country. Allowing those legally able to CCW on campus would be a great way to start. A better way to communicate than sending an e-mail that not everyone is going to see until hours later is a good idea too. There won't be one answer to fix this problem but many to make it better one step at a time. Unfortunately too many people, including college and university administrators, just stick their heads back in the sand and imagine everything is better at their school.
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Allowing those with a permit to carry would increase campus security. Most LEOs will admit they are usually for after the fact. They are called once a crime has been committed.
An increase in security would mainly be a "feel good" move.
For an increase in security to actually have an effect, the number of security personnel would have to be drastically increased. $$$$$$$
I'm betting that after the shock of VT dies down, it will be business as usual. Extra security personnel would be quietly removed to save dollars.
The only security measure that would make a real difference is to allow the students to exercise their God given right to self defense.
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo (resolutely in action, gently in manner).
I'm might catch some heat for saying this, but here it goes...
What in the world is a security guard going to do to stop a VT type shooting from happening? A guard will just become a victim. A static person in a uniform in that type situation is going to be nothing more than a bullet catcher.
The best security guard around is one's self. You belong in that enviroment, you are not wearing a monkey suit, and you blend in. Most importantly the BG has no idea you are the one aiming to drop him.
"Just blame Sixto"
I hate to say this because this society has become sue happy. If I had a loved one that lost there life because of a stupid policy I would sue the S!@# out of them. It's the only way to get through to these people (THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR) Sounds cold I'm sorry!
LIFES JOURNEY IS NOT TO ARRIVE AT THE "GRAVE" SAFELY ,IN A WELL PRESERVED BODY.BUT RATHER TO SKID IN SIDEWAYS TOTALLY WORN OUT SHOUTING "HOLY S@#$...WHAT A RIDE"
I told a few people that I worked with (when I worked security) to keep their eyes and ears open for anything. They would invariably ask why. I would tell them that the badge they wore on their shirt was little more than a target (we were an unarmed company). It, the badge, was bright and shiney and could be seen around corners. Just something for someone to aim at.
"A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... And how many want out." British Prime Minister Tony Blair
Friday, they (rightfully) expelled a student after receiving an annonymous tip for illegally storing a rifle, pistol and "several hundred rounds of ammunition" in their dorm room. Students were notified via mass e-mail - with the usual "there was never any danger" crap thrown in for good measure.
When will they learn that gun bans don't apply to criminals. When my wife and I go to visit our son, we have to go unarmed. Not a good feeling - but its the law.
Protect your family. Reload. Call 911.
The Virginia House Bill that got killed in commitee would have removed that exemption, preventing Colleges and Universities from penalizing students and faculty who exercise their RKBA with a CC permit.
That *might* have saved some lives at Virginia Tech. Even if no one had been carrying at Ambler-Johnston or Norris at the time of the shootings, at least the students would have the option afterwards of responding appropriately and preventing repeats by getting a permit and carrying.