Sunday, February 28, 2010

Is Sheriff Alderden really subverting the CSU gun ban?

Jim Alderden is back in the news.

From a surprisingly pro self-defense post on HuffPo:

After the Colorado State University Board of Governors voted to ban guns and other weapons at the Pueblo and Fort Collins campuses, Alderden went on record with the Colorado Springs Gazette to say that he would do all he could to undermine what he considers a dangerous policy. That includes refusing to book otherwise compliant concealed-carry holders who are arrested by CSU-Fort Collins campus cops into his jail, and testifying on behalf of them in court.

It's good to hear that Alderden hasn't changed his position. But I think "undermine" and "subvert" are the wrong words. These are the same scare words the anti-gunners used when gun manufacturers complied with the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.

Regardless of the action (or inaction) Alderden takes, CSU's gun ban will still stand. It will not be undermined or subverted. CSU will retain the right to take whatever action they deem appropriate against a student who violates the ban. What Alderden is doing is refusing to take legal action against someone who isn't breaking the law and for that, he should be applauded.

And I love this quote from Alderden:
"You would think people involved in academia would want to deal in data and experience, but this has been all about emotion."

Indeed, Sheriff. Emotionalism is ware of the gun control movement and thank you for not buying it.

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