Interesting poll in class this week
A little background first...
I am in a medical program in college, so all my classes are outlined for me. Everyone in the program takes the same classes, which means we are together a lot. This wasn't in some hour long lecture class where you sit down and never talk to anyone, we spend about 5 hours a day together and know and trust each other very well. I wouldn't even consider it otherwise. Another tidbit, there are 4 of us guys and 12 women.
So, one of the first classes we had together was an ethics class. In it the teacher liked to have little mini debates by posing a statement/question and dividing into agree/neutral/disagree sections. They were really alot of fun because some of the opinions people gave I never would have expected from them. After that quarter ended and she is now teaching a different class, we still do them occasionally when the lecture gets boring and we need a break from the monotony.
Last week we did one again and I submitted my question. There was also a public forum on the main campus last quarter sponsored by the debate club about it. Should CPLs be valid on campus? It is NOT illegal in WA, it is only against school policy.
I was expecting a fairly agreeable tone from the class considering we are mostly conservatives and quite a few own guns. Turns out there were 2 that were against, 11 that were neutral (but most of them admitted positive inclination), and 3 of us pro. The one of the girls that was pro with me I already knew to be a CPL holder so that was no surprise, the other lady is an avid hunter, but I dont think she nor her husband have a CPL.
Over all, it was a very interesting discussion. Like I said, many of the neutrals were gun owners themselves, but their main reasons for discontent were along the lines that the carrier might loose it or someone take it from their bags (but we all know purse/bag carry is bad dont we?). That just flabbergasted me. Just because someone else MIGHT be irresponsible means that we should restrict everybody? Nobody would ever get a drivers licence with that mindset!
It was only like a 15 minute discussion in the middle of class. We are all still friends and even though I didnt say it directly (the other girl did though) I think they all know I have my licence. That doesnt bother me though, I expected that when I said it. Funny thing though, I was carrying at the time like I always do (wearing scrubs with a smartcarry) and nobody asked me about it nor has ever noticed.