Picture this… you’re away at college. Someone attempts to force their way into your apartment (you don’t realize it’s a convicted felon). You know this is not a good situation and holler to your roommate for help. He arrives, gun in hand. The intruder flees without a shot being fired.
Sounds like perfect use of the 2nd amendment, right? It was. The firearm was legally owned and licensed.
The hitch comes in with the University’s policy forbidding firearms on school property and campus housing.
Both students were place on probation and the weapon confiscated. The students were notified they may be expelled or suspended.
The school has since had a hearing and returned the weapon to the student with the requirement that the weapon be stored elsewhere to comply with the policy. There was no mention as to whether the probation was lifted.
These 2 young men lawfully defended themselves from an intruder intent on robbing and possibly harming them. He is a known felon, SIX TIMES! Had they not been armed, what would have happened? And would the University have been liable?
The University is now reviewing their firearms policy, but no change has been made to-date.
What do you think?
You can read more about the case here.
Photo Credit Gonzaga University
via The Real Side Radio Show with Joe Messina 11/11/13