Thursday, February 21, 2008

Utah: the "shoot me" state.

I always knew there was a reason to avoid the state of Utah at all costs. CNN reports that due to a ruling by the State's Supreme Court in 2006, the ban on students carrying weapons on the state's collge campus' has been lifted. CNN interviewed "Nick" a senior at the University of Utah who says he straps on some heat before heading off to class every day.

"[Nick] gets dressed and then decides which gun is easiest to conceal under his clothes. If he's wearing a T-shirt, he'll take a smaller, low-profile gun to class. If he's wearing a coat, he may carry a different weapon, he said."

Like what, an AK-47 or something?

According to the story, the University is appealing the anti-ban ruling but now the state legislature is getting involved, "considering a bill to modify current law to allow people in Utah -- including students -- to carry loaded weapons openly."

Hey, what could be better? Not only would students walking around campus openly carrying weapons make the place look like the Green Zone in Baghdad, it would also allow any potential mass shooter to avoid that person and move on to anyone stupid enough not to be packing.

Utah State Representative Curtis Oda, who is sponsoring the new legislation says, "When you see someone with a gun, you are looking at some of the most law-abiding people in the state."
Right, or you're looking at some lunatic about to blow you away.


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