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  •  tigerclub - just remove the "guns only" label (6+ / 0-)

    and fill up the dorm. Problem solved. If there is no demand for dorm rooms of students with gun permits then remove the "gun only" restrictions and rent out the rooms. This seems like a self-inflicted problem by the university administration. No one required them to isolate students holding gun permits.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 01:21:10 AM PST

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    •  So, why don't the ones with guns want (1+ / 0-)
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      It to be known they have guns?

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      by splashy on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 03:21:19 AM PST

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      •  Two schools of thought. (2+ / 0-)

        1. Concealed carry: if no one knows I have it, it deters criminals from attacking anyone and everyone since criminals know there are concealed carry permit licenses. Also, they don't know who to shoot first, like if I was open carrying.

        2. Open carry: if everyone knows I have it, no one's going to attack me or do a felony criminal act in front of me. Also, much more comfortable.

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        by KVoimakas on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:23:40 AM PST

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    •  It's not clear that "segregated" (3+ / 0-)

      means an entire dorm has been set aside.  The diarist leaps from "no one has asked to move to the gun area" to "rooms are sitting empty" without any supporting evidence in either the linked article or video.

      For anyone old enough to remember smoking on airplanes, it might be a similar "flexible" segregation...the smoking section contained as many seats in the back of the plane as was necessary to hold all the smokers.

      The linked video states that this is the largest freshman class in UCCS history (~1,300), and the on-campus housing has only 535 beds. Something other than a segregated gun dorm (or portion thereof) might be causing the waitlist.

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