Tuesday, October 23, 2007


photo by Jack Petersen
This is a target I practiced on right after the Va. Tech shooting. See a related post here.

"It may not be for credit but it’s a credit to Weber State University."–Jeff Soyer, Alphecca.com

I read this story, first on Alphecca, and then on KSL News website, about Weber State University's continuing education class for concealed carry.

From the KSL story:

Guns on campuses [in Utah] are not new. One anonymous teacher has had a permit for 10 years. He says, "My purpose in getting a concealed weapon was, in essence, to become a good citizen."

I couldn’t have said it better myself. In frontier America, good citizens had guns and were ready to defend themselves and their communities. That’s what the Second Amendment is all about.

Jeff Soyer is heartily enthusiastic:

"Nonetheless, the editorial board of Alphecca (that would be me and two cats) all think it’s a swell idea. It doesn’t mean that you can or will stop a tragedy but it does mean you might.

It’s about time a college started teaching about the civil right that dares not speak it’s name. . . ."

My favorite takeaway quote of the KSL story came right at the end:

Utah has issued more than 100,000 concealed weapon permits. That means, whether you like it or not, about one out of every 25 people you meet on the street, in the mall or on campus, could be carrying a gun.

Sounds like good news for peaceful, law-abiding citizens, and bad news for crooks and thugs.

There's a related post here.