NEVER BEEN SHOOTING? Would you like to try it?
An offer for Louisville Metro area residents.

If you have never been shooting, are 21 years old or older and not otherwise barred by state or federal law from purchasing or possessing a firearm, I'd like to invite you to the range. I will provide firearms, ammunition, range fees, eye and hearing protection and basic instruction.

(Benefactor Member of the NRA, member of KC3, former NRA firearms instructor, former Ky CCDW instructor)

Email me if you are interested in taking me up on this offer. Five (5) people already have.

March 3, 2008

Improve the odds

In a letter to the Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansan Ken Smith says, and quite well, too...

I take issue with Pete Goering's comments in his column Feb. 17, which related a few of the recent killings on campus under the headline "Violence becoming way too common," then concluded that what really concerned students here was passing finals.

Pull your head out of the sand. Kansas has now and for the foreseeable future will have a significant population of potential active shooters. The headline might more accurately said "Violence becoming way too easy."

What can we do about increasing public safety given that the risk is common? The policy of creating "gun-free zones" to prevent concealed carry on campus increases the risk to students, staff and visitors. People who seek notoriety by mass killing want helpless victims and time to do their work. Gun-free zones dramatically increase both. It isn't by accident that these attacks occur most frequently in schools and malls, the preeminent gun-free zones.

Allowing people to carry concealed on college campuses won't stop attacks. It will, however, change the odds of surviving such an event.

We live in a world where bad people sometimes harm others, and a responsible government shouldn't actively assist the wolves by penning us like sheep. Gun-free zones on campus guarantee that some students will lose more than a final grade.


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