Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Georgia Tech president: No guns on campus

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Just a friendly bit of advice, Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson: You might want to go ahead and make room in your inbox for all the outraged emails you're gonna receive about this one.

From the AJC's Get Schooled blog:

G.P. “Bud” Peterson, president of Georgia Tech, sat down with writers at the AJC today and made clear that he did not support the pending legislation in the Georgia General Assembly to allow guns on college campuses. (We talked about other education issues that I will write about later.)

Under a bill in the House, Georgia gun owners with conceal carry permits could bring their guns everywhere except the courthouse and the jailhouse.  The restrictions on churches and campuses would be lifted. [...]

Speaking of Tech, Peterson said there were 20,000 young people at his university. Mixing alcohol, guns and 20,000 students is a “terrible combination…I think it is a recipe for disaster.”

Peterson told the paper that the best way to deal with the recent outbreak of campus crimes was for students to be more alert — not for them to carry guns. As we said, sir, have fun with all the emails!

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