Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Associated Press headline - is a lie.

Associated Press headline falsely claims Ohio colleges have choice when it comes to security!

An Associated Press article headlined
"Ohio leaves response plans for campus shooters to colleges" hit the wires on Saturday and has been published probably hundreds of times across the country and the Internet.

Ohio law specifically prohibits campuses, whether public or private, from enacting a safety plan that involves arming staffers or students. In fact, colleges and universities in Ohio don't even enjoy the same choices that our primary and secondary schools do. While local boards of education have the right to chose to authorize any person who can legally possess a concealed firearm to carry it in the school, Ohio colleges and universities have no such right to choose. They are specifically and totally forbidden this right to "opt-in" - to allow concealed carry on campus.

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