The 'Georgia Students for Concealed Carry' Response to CAU Student Robbed at Gunpoint
This is the Georgia Students for Concealed Carry response to the most recent incident at Clark Atlanta University.
This is the Georgia Students for Concealed Carry response to the most recent incident at Clark Atlanta University. Submitted by Jason Stubbs
The incident earlier this week at Clark Atlanta University proves once again that criminals care nothing for the sanctity and supposedly sacred nature of a college campus when they robbed a Clark Atlanta University student as she walked the few feet from the library to her residence. It also shows that state leaders who have continually voted to keep law abiding citizens defenseless around college
and university campuses in the state owe more than an apology to the brave young woman who, even after being victimized, was brave enough to go on camera and tell her story about being robbed by four young men who victimized her less than 50ft from the Clark Atlanta University library.
Clark Atlanta University has some of the highest crime rates of all college/university campuses in the Atlanta area with 58 reported burglaries in 2011, more than double the number reported at Georgia Tech which reported 25 for the same year. Statewide crime has reportedly gone down but campus crime statistics tell a different story. Obviously all of the signs, policies and rules in place have not deterred criminals.
The issue is not whether or not a student would be able to prevent a crime by drawing a gun in the brief instant before the criminal draws their own; it’s about the fact that “No Weapons Allowed” signs do nothing but disarm law abiding citizens resulting in criminals pointing guns at the heads of female college students. The status quo has remained the same but the criminals are getting more aggressive. “Momentarily increasing patrols AFTER the crime has occurred does nothing to actually increase safety for students and faculty” said Jason Stubbs, State Director for GASCC. The only answer is to decriminalize licensed concealed carry on college and university campuses across Georgia.
Georgia Students for Concealed Carry has grown since become active in 2010, after the first officially recognized chapter was established at Columbus State University we were excited to welcome Georgia Tech on board which will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary in December. Now students at Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University are finalizing paperwork to establish official student organization chapters as well.
Students for Concealed Carry is a national non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to spreading awareness of and education about the discrepancy of gun laws on and off college campuses. The organization aims to legalize the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses by individuals who are already licensed to do so virtually everywhere else on campus.