Virginia Tech gun ban made campus safe -- for the killer

Coulter, Ann
April 2007
Fort Worth Business Press;4/23/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 17, p34
The article focuses on the benefits of concealed-carry laws to deter mass murder in the U.S. Based on a comprehensive study of all multiple-shooting incidents in the country between 1977 and 1999, states that allowed citizens to carry concealed handguns decreased multiple shooting attacks by 60% and decreased the death and injury from these attacks by 80 percent. Effort by the Virginia Tech University to prohibit students with concealed-carry permits from carrying their guns is also cited.


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