by James Buchanan
A murder-suicide at UCLA on Wednesday resulted in a massive panic at UCLA with the entire university shutting down.
Social Justice Warriors were likely hyperventilating once they realized that being unarmed is a really bad idea when their “safe space” doesn’t have bullet proof walls.
It is a felony under California law to have a firearm on a U.C. campus, so professors and students over 21 years old can’t carry concealed firearms to protect themselves (and other students) even if they jump through all the hoops necessary to get one of the rarely-issued concealed carry permits in California.
Every U.C. campus is a gun-free zone. As we should have learned over the last 40 years, whenever some crazed gunman goes on a rampage in a gun-free zone, it’s a major disaster. This is why people at UCLA were panicking today and the entire campus of 40,000 students was shut down. Fortunately, this time we were lucky and it was apparently a private dispute although the individual, who was murdered would no doubt have preferred to have had a gun to defend himself.
A CNN article reports “Two people were killed in a murder-suicide at UCLA on Wednesday, prompting a campuswide lockdown and forcing hundreds of terrified students to hide in buildings.”
“The situation was contained by shortly after noon, and there was no ongoing threat to to the campus, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said. He said police found a weapon, and no suspects remain at large.”
“UCLA said classes were canceled for the rest of Wednesday, but are expected to resume Thursday, except for the engineering school, where the death occurred. Classes there will resume Monday, officials said.”
“Beck said the shooting took place in a small office in the engineering building. He said he did not know whether the dead were students.”
“Officials put the campus on lockdown as authorities investigated. Throngs of police with long guns patrolled the streets of the campus of more than 40,000 students.”
“SWAT officers and dozens of squad cars filled the area as police tried to clear campus buildings floor by floor.”
“Freshman Teddi Mattox said she was in a cafeteria getting breakfast with about 100 other students when the shooting occurred.”
“‘We got the alert and a woman said, ‘This is not a joke, everyone get to the back of the dining hall because we have to stay away from the windows,’ she said.”
“‘We’re crowded back here, we’ve been here for at least an hour and a half. People are crying, they’re nervous, they’re shaking … I have not stopped shaking for the last hour and a half.'”
This truly is a sad devolution of the species. Deranged liberals have created the perfect environment for a deranged gunman to go on a shooting spree with their “gun free” zones, which continue to fail time after time after time. Then, when an incident happens, all the people in these “gun free” zones can do is sit around and hope that they aren’t in a room that the deranged gunman might target.
No one in liberal academia ever thinks that it might be a good idea to arm even a few responsible adults so that they can stop a crazed gunman.
Among the population of 40,000 students, there are probably 1,000 students, who served in the military and a couple dozen students, who are former law officers, but even these highly responsible citizens with weapons training aren’t allowed their concealed carry Right by the liberal lunatics. Liberals are so vehemently anti-gun, that they immediately reject the idea that ANY students or even professors, no matter how responsible they are, be allowed to carry a gun concealed on campus.
We’ve had 30 years of experience with concealed carry laws, and there has been a big drop in violent crime everywhere ordinary Americans are allowed to conceal carry. Liberals predicted that there would be “shoot outs in the streets” and that never happened.
Meanwhile, the liberal-dominated parts of America that still enforce gun-free zones like Aurora, Colorado or Virginia Tech have suffered terrible mass shootings as unarmed Americans were denied their Right to self-defense by liberals in positions of authority, who never learn anything.