Beating a dead horse? or Should College be banned?
With all this anti gun talk as of late, and how we should ban things that are a danger to people. I pulled this straight from the Brady site everyone has prob. seen it but what the heck maybe I am beating a dead horse or maybe we should ban college, you tell me.
With stats like that I think college is too dangerous. Did anyone notice the part about how 1,000 college students off themselfs yearly? we should ban college!
The report details the reasons why bringing guns onto campus would dramatically increase the danger to students and faculty alike. For example:
Drugs and alcohol. Binge drinking is highest among 18-24 olds, and college gun owners are more likely than other students to binge drink, need a drink first thing in the morning, use cocaine or crack, be arrested for a DUI, vandalize property, and get in trouble with the police.
Suicide and mental health issues. Every year about 1,100 college students commit suicide, but another 24,000 attempt to do so. Given that 90% of attempted suicides with guns are successful, how much more frequently will temporarily-depressed youths commit suicide if guns are available?
Gun theft. Stolen guns are a key source of guns used in crime. Guns stolen from homes have been used in school shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Springfield, Oregon, and elsewhere. Does it really make sense to put guns in open college dorm rooms?