State Senators Johnny Nugent (R-Lawrenceburg) and Brent Steele (R-Bedford) have introduced legislation to prohibit state universities from banning student possession of guns on campuses. Their apparent reasoning is that, in light of recent tragedies such as the Virginia Tech killings, armed students will be better able to protect themselves against such incidents. In other words, if everyone is packing heat, then no one will be inclined to go on a shooting rampage.
I remember how mature, calm and rational my classmates and I were during our undergraduate years, especially after a long night of cheap beer and abuse of other substances. None of us would have ever done anything stupid. The fraternity parties were like high tea at The Ritz. I never once witnessed a heated argument or a physical fight. There were never any jealous altercations over girlfriends (or boyfriends). I never knew another student struggling with personal difficulties. No one ever stole anything from anyone else. Racial harmony was the norm. Gay people were embraced.