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New Gun Safety Measures at the College of Southern Nevada
New Gun Safety Measures at the College of Southern Nevada

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AIR DATE: January 30, 2013

In an attempt to improve public safety, the College of Southern Nevada is requiring all staff and faculty to take an online class on gun safety. The course is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Website, and participants must be certified that they understand the content. So is knowing what to do when an active shooter is in the building likely to save lives Or do colleges need stronger measures to ensure public safety?
 
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Michael Richards, President, College of Southern Nevada

Andy Pelosi, Executive Director, Keep Guns Off Campus

Adam Younis, President, Second Amendment Academy, Lonestar College

 
 
 
 
 

 

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    I've never understood why people think their guns will protect them from the government. Google DARPA's "cheetah" robot. Your gonna need a nuke and a tank at the very least dude. Get real!
    JackieJan 25, 2013 15:16:36 PM
    Agreed - military high technology is an evil and powerful thing (that history tells us will almost certainly be used against us). That said, relatively untrained Afghan civilians with some decades-old AK-47's seem to have been intractable problems for the full might of both the U.S. and the Russian military.
    Tom HurstJan 25, 2013 15:36:17 PM
    When some nut has a gun, I'd rather have one, too; at least one would have a chance. In any case, the odds of being killed by a mass shooter in this country are essentially ZERO. And zero is not something people should be willing to give up their gun rights over. Indeed, the 2nd amendment was primarily intended to allow citizens to defend themselves against democide, i.e. against their own government as it becomes tyrannical. Don't think this can't happen here, as an estimated 200 million people in just the 20th century were been murdered by their own governments; now *those* are odds to worry about!
    Tom HurstJan 25, 2013 14:10:21 PM
    All this class is asking for people to do is to be more aware of what is happening around them. The real danger here is to try and combat this problem by adding more people who are not trained law enforcement personnel with firearms to active shooter situations.
    Jim in HendersonJan 25, 2013 09:29:51 AM
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