Since we had not yet seen it mentioned in the gun legislation debate, I and my wife and fellow faculty member, Jane Reiland, just wanted to mention that we’re sure that if the state Legislature advances the pending gun amendment, that also means we will finally be able to get rid of that annoying metal detector used when entering the State Capitol.
It’s clear that anyone who feels it is important to carry guns on the LSU campus also would see the need to allow people to carry guns into the legislative chambers and the governor’s offices. Anyone who felt otherwise obviously would be saying the lives of the state legislators are worth less than the lives of LSU students and faculty. Or maybe it’s the opposite, depending on your side in the debate.
Either way, it would be serious insult to one or the other group if guns were allowed on campus but not in the Capitol, or vice versa. That’s why we’re sure all those pesky metal detectors in the state offices and the Capitol will disappear if this gun amendment passes.
LSU faculty member
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