Today's New York Times ran a front page story about students seeking the right to carry guns on public college campuses.
Something else I ran across today:
“No student shall, within the precincts of the University, introduce, keep or use any spirituous or vinous liquors, keep or use weapons or arms of any kind, or gunpowder, keep a servant, horse or dog, appear in school with a stick, or any weapon …"
That was the rule when the University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson.
I don't present this as an argument for or against the right to carry at college, but I wonder why they forbade any weapon of any kind on the campus. Not even a stick was permitted. Didn't they recognize the need for self-defense in Latin class?