Liberty University president, Jerry Falwell Jr., called for good people to have concealed carry permits to protect themselves from radical Islamic terrorist Muslims.
If some of those people in that community center had had what I’ve got in my back pocket right now. I’ve always thought, if more good people had concealed carry permits then we could end those Muslims before they go out there and kill us. I just wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to get your permit. We offer a free course. And let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.
Mr. Falwell told Sean Hannity that the Virginia Tech shooting in 2008 encouraged him to initiate a policy that allowed students and faculty to carry concealed.
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And I just remember eight years ago, just an hour-and-a-half from Liberty University, the terrible carnage at Virginia Tech. I remember thinking for years after that, what if just one of those students, one of those faculty members had had a concealed carry permit. What if they had been able to stop that shooter before he killed 30 plus lives? And I just determined after that incident to make sure that Liberty University students were prepared, were able to protect themselves, to have the chance to protect themselves. It’s not all students. It’s only age 21 and older, faculty and staff. So we don’t have a bunch of 18, 19 and 20-year-old students running around with handguns. But, it’s a policy that’s been in place here for several years and it’s worked well for us. And I’m proud that Liberty was one of the only schools to take that position initially. Now dozens have followed suit. And I think it’s common sense. It’s where all universities need to go.
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