Victory for Self Defense as Judge Rules Students Can Keep Guns on College Campuses

selfdefenseAll over America local and state governments are attempting to restrict the individual’s ability to protect themselves from harm by banning the ownership, possession, and carrying of firearms for self defense. So much so that even businesses and quasi-government entities are jumping aboard the bandwagon.

But every time they try to pass legislation or regulations contrary to the spirit and letter of the Second Amendment, advocates for gun rights step in to fight the good fight.

The latest victory comes from Florida, where 24-year old college student and mother Alexandria Lainez was threatened with expulsion and arrest for her decision to keep a firearm in her car while attending class.

Florida Carry Inc. and  Alexandria Lainez vs. the University of North Florida centered around Lainez’s ability to store a gun in her vehicle while attending classes at UNF so she would have available for self-defense while traveling to and from campus.

Lainez is a young mother, Friday said, “and she takes seriously her responsibility to protect herself and her child.”

Lainez, who’s 24 and has had a concealed weapons permit for three years, said she takes firearms safety and training pretty seriously, too. A Jacksonville resident with a half-hour one-way commute to school, she said she’s working to get students at other schools interested in gun training, too.

“I think it’s pretty important to be able to protect myself and my son, especially with that long commute to and from school.”

And making that commute armed means storing the gun on UNF property.

UNF regulations prohibit weapons on campus. According to the student handbook printed in 2011 when the case was filed, expressly threatened that violators could be arrested.

“No college or university has the authority” to make such a regulation, Friday said.

Lainez, a member of Florida Carry, sued UNF to change the regulation, but lost at trial to UNF’s argument that it could ban weapons because state law allowed school districts to do so. UNF argued that since it’s a school, it should be considered like a public school district.

In Tuesday’s decision, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled otherwise.

“From the beginning, the argument was an absurdity in my mind,” Friday said.

But the broader issue, Friday said, involved the powers of local governments – such as counties and cities – to violate gun rights through control ordinances that in effect in one part of the state but not another, putting gun owners at risk of arrest depending on the jurisdiction.

It’s a gun rights battle being fought in other states – where officials in places like libraries and bus companies try to make petty authority grounds for violating constitutional rights.

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It’s simple:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

If Alexandria Lainez was getting into her car after dark and was attacked, how long would it take campus security to arrive?

And if they did arrive, by what legal statutes do they have to act in Lainez’s defense?

There are none.

If the perpetrator of a crime was armed, and campus security chose not to get involved, there would be no one there to save her. This has been upheld by the courts. A police officer, and by extension a private security employee, is not required to get involved if they feel their life is in danger.

Thus, as any responsible individual and parent should do, Ms. Lainez has taken it upon herself to protect her and her child’s life by arming herself.

She is not going to go out and murder a schoolroom full of children, or theater goers, or anyone else. She is intent on defending herself if the situation calls for it.

And according to the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the law of the land says she has every right to do so.


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School Madness: Students To Be Expelled For Shooting Airsoft Guns At Home

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(Punishable Offense: Khalid Caraballo demonstrates shooting an airsoft toy pistol in his front yard)

The madness of the government indoctrination machine is no longer limited to school grounds.

With children and teens across the country being regularly suspended for playing with toys that resemble guns or even wearing t-shirts that are suggestive of rebellious or violent behavior, it only makes sense that school officials would threaten students who go against school policies in the privacy of their homes and yards with expulsion.

Not possible you say, because a student’s home is protected by private property rights and is outside of the jurisdiction of any school board or regulation?

In the new America, anything is possible. In fact, given the extent to which the government has expanded their surveillance and regulatory network, it’s not only possible, but highly probable.

Case in point.

According to WAVY TV, a Virginia Beach public school has suspended several students for “possession, handling and use of a firearm.”

Except that the firearms in question are, of course, air propelled plastic pellet guns available for purchase at any local sporting goods store throughout America.

You may also notice that the “firearm” (pictured above – we’re surprised they didn’t refer to it as an “assault firearm”) is a toy, as designated by the orange marker at the tip of its barrel.

And, most importantly, the “students” weren’t actually acting in the capacity of students because they weren’t at school. That’s right, these boys were at home, in their own front yard. 

As noted by Steven Watson, a highly alert and hypersensitive neighbor who saw something quickly dialed 9-1-1 to say something:

A neighbor saw them and called in a complaint to police. The caller even acknowledged that the gun wasn’t real, telling the 911 dispatcher “This is not a real one, but it makes people uncomfortable. I know that it makes me (uncomfortable), as a mom, to see a boy pointing a gun.”

Report by My Fox Philly (Video below):

A mother in Virginia Beach is outraged that the city public school system suspended her twelve-year-old son and his friend because they were firing a spring-driven airsoft gun on her family’s private property.

Solangel Caraballo says that the two boys may even be expelled and not allowed to return to the school for at least a year.

The trouble began two weeks ago when a neighbor called 911 to report seeing 12-year-old Khalid Caraballo using the airsoft gun for target-shooting in his yard. The airsoft guns use plastic pellets.

Right around that time, Khalid said he and his friend shot some other friends during “an airsoft gun war,” but says the two boys who were shot weren’t hurt.

The school district says that an investigation found the children were firing pellet guns at each other and at people near the bus stop. Khalid denies they were near the bus stop.

“We were in our yard. This had nothing to do with school. I didn’t have anything of this at school. Anytime,” said Khalid.

Video report via Infowars:

Somebody needs to contact World Citizen Henry Porter at the London Observer to report this travesty. Perhaps he can convince the United Nations to assemble a military force to disarm the middle schoolers in this country of their right to bear toys.

Since when is it OK for a government organization, or a quasi-government organization funded by tax payer dollars, to interfere with the private lives of individual American citizens?

Or is that how we’re doing things now in the land of the free?


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