Thursday, April 19, 2007

Gun Rights Resolution

The following resolution was passed unanimously by the WMU College Republicans.


Western Michigan University College Republicans
Resolution 2

A resolution calling on Western Michigan University to repeal the ban on guns on campus.

Whereas the United States Constitution states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Whereas the Michigan Constitution states that “Every person has a right to keep or bear arms for the defense of himself and the State.”

Whereas serious crimes, including murder, rape, and robbery have occurred on the campus of Western Michigan University

Whereas only potential victims are in the position to stop crimes in progress

Whereas economist John Lott has found that “when states passed right-to-carry laws, [mass shootings] fell by 60 percent. Deaths and injuries from multiple-victim public shootings fell on average by 78 percent. To the extent that attacks still occurred, they overwhelmingly happened in the special places within right-to-carry states where concealed handguns were banned.”

Whereas Western Michigan University presently prohibits students, faculty, and staff from owning or carrying firearms on campus by threat of expulsion or firing

Therefore be it resolved that the College Republicans at WMU call on Western Michigan University to repeal its policies restricting the ownership and carrying of firearms on campus.


Anonymous said...

That's cute, but I dont see it doing anything.

Random question for you guys though.

Wouldn't the "seperation of church and state", that you guys are trying to destroy, prevent the threat of "Sharia" that the consverative media is overhyping?

Anonymous said...

Campus community reminded of weapons ban

In the aftermath of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, WMU President Diether Haenicke issued a reminder that Western Michigan University has banned firearms and other dangerous weapons from its campuses for more than 35 years.
"WMU has long taken the stance that weapons are incompatible with a university setting," wrote Haenicke in a message April 20 to all faculty and staff members.

The ban, originally approved in 1971 by the Board of Trustees, applies to WMU students, employees and visitors to campus. Any person violating the ban will be subject to criminal prosecution. Additionally, any student, faculty member or other employee violating the ban will be subject to suspension and dismissal.

Suspected violations should be reported immediately to the WMU Department of Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.