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Gun Measure Presents Double Standard | Blue Oklahoma
If state Sen. Steve Russell believes that allowing concealed weapons on campus will protect our state's college students and faculty, then he should push for the same at the State Capitol building. Russell, R-Oklahoma City, pictured right, has introduced Senate Bill 858, which would allow students and faculty members with an appropriate gun permit to carry concealed weapons on any of Oklahoma's college campuses, except for access-controlled events deemed gun-free by a college president. Supposedly, the measure is to protect students and faculty in light of massive shootings like the one at Virginia Tech in 2007. Under this frame of reference (or frame of "fantasy"), sharpshooting students or professors could take down shooters before they can do any or much damage, thus creating a safer environment.