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25 Nov 2012 03:35 PM   |   5803 clicks   |   Denver Channel
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jankyboy    [TotalFark]  
Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

25 Nov 2012 11:56 AM
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ecmoRandomNumbers    [TotalFark]  

jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.


One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.

25 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
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Fark It    [TotalFark]  

ecmoRandomNumbers: jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.


It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.

25 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
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BSABSVR    [TotalFark]  

Fark It: ecmoRandomNumbers: jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.

It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.


And this number is not nearly as large as you make it out to be. Your average college student doesn't really care about concealed carry, and doesn't really fret about his mortality.

25 Nov 2012 12:41 PM
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Because People in power are Stupid    [TotalFark]  
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It's your moment of Venn.

25 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
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Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.


Don't come to Missouri then. They've been pushing this idiocy for quite a while now (allowing CCW on college campuses).

I honestly don't see how that's going to be anything more than a liability for the universities.

25 Nov 2012 03:39 PM
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jaytkay     
C'mon ladies, don't be shy. You totally want to bunk with these guys!

www.s1000rrforum.com

25 Nov 2012 03:39 PM
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Uncle Tractor     

ecmoRandomNumbers: If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.


Also, if one needs a gun to feel safe, one should move somewhere civilized.

25 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
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demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  
OK, which of you concealed-carry-loving farkers shot the Obvious tag?

25 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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sycraft     
I think the age thing has a lot to do with it. I don't know very many people who lived in dorms when they were 21. A lot of freshman did, and some sophomores, but usually at that point people have moved out. The university I work at even encourages it, since they lack adequate dorm space for all the people that want it (but are too stupid to build larger ones go figure).

So for someone to want to live in this dorm they have to be:

1) Over 21 and still living in a dorm.
2) Have a CCW permit.
3) Give enough of a shiat to apply for this and deal with the bureaucracy.

Highly unsurprising the number of people who meet that criteria are "zero". Most people that wish to have guns in their home probably just move off campus.

25 Nov 2012 03:41 PM
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ArcadianRefugee     
What would you expect? Colleges are bastions of lib-think, and liberals hate guns.

25 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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Butthurted     
Awww crap...this thread has potential to get long and ugly....(slips out the side door)

25 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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jaytkay     

Fark It: Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings


And neither should your right to be a bedwetter afraid of all the world outside your mother's basement!

Hear hear!!

25 Nov 2012 03:43 PM
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Dafatone     

Fark It: ecmoRandomNumbers: jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.

It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.


Have you been to Boulder? There isn't a single spot in Boulder that's anywhere NEAR "need a gun to feel safe."

25 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
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Kumana Wanalaia     
Oh do people still have guns? I thought that 0bama was going to take your guns if he won reelection.

Well, he was reelected. Did he take your guns?

Hmm?

25 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
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Benjimin_Dover     
If one needs to worry about what some other student carries tucked out of sight where one will never see it to feel safe, one should try being more civilized.

25 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
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boobsrgood     
Clearly a liberal media conspiracy.

25 Nov 2012 03:46 PM
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DoomPaul     
The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

i48.tinypic.com

25 Nov 2012 03:47 PM
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Great_Milenko     
So, if no one has applied to live there, does the University have to keep an empty dorm building just to satisfy the pinheads in the NRA? These are probably the same pinheads who complain that the University gobbles up too much of of "their" tax money. Makes perfect sense to me.

25 Nov 2012 03:47 PM
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Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]


And she needs an AK47 to do that?

I hope that's some parody and not someone who is actually serious.

25 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
Um, you can't buy a handgun if you are under 21. At least not in the Midwest. By then; I'd expect them to find their own apartment.

Even if the handgun was given to them; you have to be 21 to buy the ammo.

25 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
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uncleacid     
Gundorm style.

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25 Nov 2012 03:48 PM
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Somaticasual     

jaytkay: C'mon ladies, don't be shy. You totally want to bunk with these guys!

[www.s1000rrforum.com image 400x292]


Never noticed it before, but Russel brand has really let himself go mountain man..

25 Nov 2012 03:49 PM
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GORDON     

BSABSVR: Fark It: ecmoRandomNumbers: jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.

It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.

And this number is not nearly as large as you make it out to be. Your average college student doesn't really care about concealed carry, and doesn't really fret about his mortality.


And doesn't have anyone yet in their lives for whom they would kill to protect.

25 Nov 2012 03:49 PM
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Rostin     

Great_Milenko: So, if no one has applied to live there, does the University have to keep an empty dorm building just to satisfy the pinheads in the NRA? These are probably the same pinheads who complain that the University gobbles up too much of of "their" tax money. Makes perfect sense to me.


As I understand it, creating separate housing was something the university did of its own accord. I'm sure the NRA would be perfectly content for CHL holders to live in the "general population."

25 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
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Virtue     

Uncle Tractor: Also, if one needs a gun to feel safe, one should move somewhere civilized.


You run from all your problems?

25 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
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BSABSVR    [TotalFark]  

GORDON: And doesn't have anyone yet in their lives for whom they would kill to protect.


Well, in CU Boulder, there might be some kids who really have an attachment to their vapo kits.

25 Nov 2012 03:53 PM
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demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  

Mrtraveler01: DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]

And she needs an AK47 to do that?

I hope that's some parody and not someone who is actually serious.


What? You expect her to have something sensible like a shotgun?

25 Nov 2012 03:54 PM
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DoomPaul     

Mrtraveler01: DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]

And she needs an AK47 to do that?


Probably not, but then again I don't decide nor do I wish to decide what legally available weapons people should use for home defense.

25 Nov 2012 03:54 PM
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jaytkay     

uncleacid: Gundorm style.


Oh my

25 Nov 2012 03:54 PM
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Evil Twin Skippy     
I went to school in West Philadelphia, and never felt the desire to carry a gun. (A bit of angle iron, or maybe a good blade, but never a gun.) Do they have a bear problem out in the Midwest or something?

25 Nov 2012 03:54 PM
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Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Mrtraveler01: DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]

And she needs an AK47 to do that?

I hope that's some parody and not someone who is actually serious.

What? You expect her to have something sensible like a shotgun?


Nah, I figured a rocket launcher would be sufficient.

25 Nov 2012 03:55 PM
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Egalitarian     

DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]


what, is she afraid of zombies? Don't need a weapon of that caliber in ordinary self-defense situations.

25 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
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jaytkay     

DoomPaul: And she needs an AK47 to do that?

Probably not, but then again I don't decide nor do I wish to decide what legally available weapons people should use for home defense.


Home defense? Are you saying she has no right to carry her AK-47 around campus?

/ America used to be a free country

25 Nov 2012 03:56 PM
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demaL-demaL-yeH    [TotalFark]  

Evil Twin Skippy: Do they have a bear problem out in the Midwest or something?


Yes, there is.

/But a handgun will only make them go Mongo.

25 Nov 2012 03:57 PM
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baka-san    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: Even if the handgun was given to them; you have to be 21 to buy the ammo.


Ummm, no.

25 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
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Mrtraveler01    [TotalFark]  

jaytkay: DoomPaul: And she needs an AK47 to do that?

Probably not, but then again I don't decide nor do I wish to decide what legally available weapons people should use for home defense.

Home defense? Are you saying she has no right to carry her AK-47 around campus?

/ America used to be a free country


What kind of country is this where I can't even walk into my Kroger carrying my Bazooka without people looking at me strangely.

25 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
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tolallorti     

DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]


I'm fairly certain that most assaults/muggings happen at extremely close range, to the point that a gun wouldn't be viable. But hey, keep toting that security blanket.

25 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
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Rostin     

ecmoRandomNumbers: jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.


What does being a "very conservative Mormon" have to do with anything? Among my friends who have concealed carry licenses, precisely one is a religious person, and none are politically conservative.

Also, the claim you are making that CHL holders are paranoid and dangerous is an empirical one. Let's hear your evidence.

25 Nov 2012 03:58 PM
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Benjimin_Dover     

Dafatone: Fark It: ecmoRandomNumbers: jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.

One semester in the dorms was more than two years rent PLUS food at University of Arizona. My apartment was decent and just over a quarter mile to campus. I shared an apartment with two other guys and our combined rent was $475 a month.

Back to the relevant subject... I was a very conservative Mormon for a long stretch in my life, and I lived with other conservative Mormons in college. Never once did a conversation ever come up where we felt we should be allowed to conceal carry at school because the world is so dangerous. That's some serious fringe thinking.

If you're so afraid of society that you need to carry a gun everywhere you go, you should do us all a favor and stay home. Paranoid people with guns are dangerous animals.

It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.

Have you been to Boulder? There isn't a single spot in Boulder that's anywhere NEAR "need a gun to feel safe."


Lots of dorms have fire extinguishers too. Are they there to make people "feel safe" or are they there to be used if needed? Do you advocate getting rid of them as well? Most dorms I've been in have never been anywhere NEAR "need a fire extinguisher to feel safe." In fact, I've never seen a fire extinguisher ever removed from its mount to be used on a fire. Why should we allow them again? Don't they cause more injuries a year than they prevent when weilded by drunk students at parties and such?

25 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
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Twist2005     

jankyboy: Serious question: Are there many students 21-years old+ who live in the dorm?

/For the amount of money we spent on putting our son in the dorm at UCCS during his freshman year, we could have rented a decent one-bedroom apartment close to campus.


I do, simply because there was a huge housing shortage in Radford and that was how the financial aid worked out. The whole crazy roommate and dry campus thing is driving me absolutely nuts.

25 Nov 2012 03:59 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  

Evil Twin Skippy: I went to school in West Philadelphia, and never felt the desire to carry a gun. (A bit of angle iron, or maybe a good blade, but never a gun.) Do they have a bear problem out in the Midwest or something?


Colorado does have a higher incident of bear related death than Philly. Mostly because of the high population of bears. I wonder if there's a correlation there.

On a serious note; Colorado is a will issue a conceal carry permit state. But, I fail to see how they thought this was a good idea. You have to be 21 to buy a handgun or handgun ammunition. By then, I'd expect them to have their own apartments off campus. Then it doesn't matter if they have all the guns they want to have.

25 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
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DoomPaul     

Egalitarian: DoomPaul: The only people that own or want to own guns have small penises or no penises, am I right or what?

[i48.tinypic.com image 300x267]

what, is she afraid of zombies? Don't need a weapon of that caliber in ordinary self-defense situations.


Need or want, I prefer not to interfere with one's decision on their home defense weaponry whether it's a muzzle loading musket or an assault rifle, as long as it's legal and they are legally allowed to own it.

25 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
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gutter_ca/fl     

Evil Twin Skippy: I went to school in West Philadelphia, and never felt the desire to carry a gun. (A bit of angle iron, or maybe a good blade, but never a gun.) Do they have a bear problem out in the Midwest or something?


Did you spend most of your days on the playground?

25 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
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Chevello     
Nobody wants to stay in the Gundorm Wing?

Unfortunate

i.animecrazy.net

/hot like a mobile suit exhaust port

25 Nov 2012 04:01 PM
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jaytkay     

Benjimin_Dover: Lots of dorms have fire extinguishers too. Are they there to make people "feel safe" or are they there to be used if needed? Do you advocate getting rid of them as well?


And ceilings! And floors!!

WHY DOES AMERICA HATE FLOORS!!!

/ Welkome to Obama's AMERIKKKA!!

25 Nov 2012 04:02 PM
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itazurakko     

Fark It: It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.


They can't leave their guns locked (properly) in a safe in the trunk?

25 Nov 2012 04:02 PM
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kellyclan     
Do they have a dorm set up for all the registered Republicans also? Or is it just assumed to be the same building?

25 Nov 2012 04:03 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  

baka-san: iheartscotch: Even if the handgun was given to them; you have to be 21 to buy the ammo.

Ummm, no.


Maybe it's just me; I've always have had to show id to buy handgun ammo. Maybe that's a store policy thing?

But, I do know that Ace, Wally World, and most of the gun shops in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado won't sell handgun ammo to someone under 21. Having been to gun stores, aces and wally worlds in all 4 states.

25 Nov 2012 04:04 PM
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Spirit Hammer     

itazurakko: Fark It: It's not so much as needing a gun on campus, it's people who live off-campus who attend classes there feeling the need to carry through their neighborhoods on their way to and from school. Your right to self-defense shouldn't be limited because you park at and attend classes on campus in the evenings.

They can't leave their guns locked (properly) in a safe in the trunk?


And wrapped in chain, with an intox-a-lock?

25 Nov 2012 04:08 PM
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