Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Another 'kind of' victory.

Lost in the shade from all the 'narrowly avoided potentially catastrophic to our oh so fragile recovery' doom and gloom talk yesterday, comes a slight bit of a bright spot in Arizona, where a bill has made it to the Governor which would allow firearms on college campuses.

Now, this isn't a total victory, as the bill does not allow the carrying of firearms into buildings on the campus...it simply allows them in the streets, parking lots, and sidewalks.  Still, this is a huge step forward...at least you don't need to leave your gun at home to avoid breaking the law.

All Democrats in Arizona voted no, as well as 5 Republican Representatives, who have produced such quotes as:

"I'm extremely troubled by our desire to put weapons on an educational campus," said Rep. Bob Robson, R-Chandler. "It makes absolutely no sense if you've been on a college campus and recognize the emotional highs and lows that students have."


Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix, opposed the bill and said it was part of an incremental effort to expand where guns are allowed. "Next year it'll be in the classroom, and then it's only a matter of time before it gets to K-12," she said.

You mean 'incremental' going the other direction?  Yes, Please!

Most of the people against it seem to be taking the same approach...that college kids are already on the verge of mental breakdown to the stress of being away from home...oh, and they are raging alcoholics, which increases their depression.  So, yes...keeping guns off campus would be a much better solution that doing something to reduce alcohol consumption on campuses, especially since most Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors are probably not even 21 yet...

Not getting alcohol poisoning at college at least once?!?!?  Sorry...didn't to come over all fascist there for a minute.  Just thought maybe we should address the actual problem for a change. 

Silly me.


  1. Sadly, it must be incremental. Today (after the gov. signs) one may carry in parking lots, store in vehicles, and walk around armed. But not carry in classrooms? Maroons!

  2. So the target-rich "gun-free zones" are getting a little bit smaller. It's a good start.