NATIONAL/SELF-PROTECTION: Liberals Right That Guns Won’t Stop Campus Rape, Wrong About Much Else
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Liberals have proposed several methods for reducing sexual assault on campus that just won’t work. Now, evidently, the conservatives are taking their turn. The New York Times (of all places) recently considered seriously—and with surprising sympathy—the argument that increasing students’ access to guns would deter rapists from carrying out their crimes: Support for so-called campus carry laws had been hard to muster despite efforts by proponents to argue that armed students and faculty members could prevent mass shootings like the one at Virginia Tech in 2007. But this year, lawmakers in 10 states who are pushing bills that would permit the carrying of firearms on campus are hoping that the national spotlight on sexual assault will help them win passage of their measures.
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