Friday, February 11, 2011

New student group being formed at ISU: Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Last semester, a new student organization, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, was started by Anthony Taylor, junior in software engineering, as a way to change the ISU policy on weapons. ISU policy reads, "Weapons are not permitted on the campus except for purposes of law enforcement and as specifically authorized for purposes of instruction, research or service."
Using a "clever" headline of Students up in arms over gun laws but not everyone is laughing:
"I think that if people started carrying concealed weapons on campus, the atmosphere of campus will change to one where people are fearful and suspicious of other people," said Stephanie Madon, associate professor of psychology.
College campuses have been promoting the idea that any and all males are potential rapists (please disregard members of Iowa athletics for a while) and just now she doesn't want people to be fearful or suspicious of each other?

Mz Madon write papers, such as: Self-fulfilling prophecy effects of mothers' beliefs on children's alcohol use: accumulation, dissipation, and stability over time.

Which is okay, I'm not dissing her for writing such a title, but it seems that her papers are mostly about alcohol and teens.

Hardly an expert on guns.

But I'm sure she could crank out a research paper with a little Joyce Foundation funding.

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