After the horrific terrorist attack at Ohio State University that left 11 injured, OSU students are taking matters – and their own defense – into their own hands.
The group “Buckeyes for Concealed Carry on Campus, the local chapter of the national group “Students for Concealed Carry,” posted a statement on their Facebook page and created an online petition asking the state senate to change the law.
Public universities in Ohio would be allowed to “opt-in” to the right to carry concealed weapons on their campuses under House Bill 48. The petition would remove the “opt-in” option and require campuses to allow concealed carry.
“I implore you to consider amending House Bill 48 to allow licensed campus concealed carry and remove the university campus carry opt-in clause retaining the authority to regulate campus carry in the general assembly,” the petition reads. They’re looking for at least 500 signatures.
The group has a pretty good spokesperson too. Third-year OSU law student – and former Miss Ohio USA supports concealed carry:
“Criminals and terrorists do not respect the law and they will not follow the law,” Madison Gesiotto told the Independent Journal Review. We need campus carry to protect ourselves and out friends on campus. I am sick of schools serving as victim target zones for these criminals and terrorists. Instead, we should be empowered to protect ourselves and those around us.”
Gesiotto is a big Trump supporter.
For his part, Trump chimed in after the attack:
“…If you’re able, please join us on Wednesday at the capital in support of this change during the committee’s meeting starting at 8:45 am.,” the group wrote. “PLEASE! We need your help. It’s time we stop denying the best and brightest Ohio has to offer the right choose self-defense.”