Ohio State University President Shuns Campus Carry Proposal

Even after a terrorist attack, they still want to leave us defenseless…


Ohio State University President Michael Drake said Wednesday he doesn’t think anyone but “trained professionals” should carry concealed weapons on campus.

In an appearance on WOSU Public Media’s All Sides with Ann Fisher, Drake said Monday’s attack outside a campus building only proves his point, noting OSU police officer Alan Horujko’s training and experience led to a quick resolution that officials say likely saved lives.

Horujko shot and killed OSU student Abdul Razak Ali Artan after he drove his car into a group of people at the Columbus campus and then attacked others with a butcher knife, injuring 11.

The attack renewed interest in a bill passed by the state House of Representatives last year that would allow licensed individuals to carry concealed weapons on campus, pending university approval. State senators could vote on the bill in the last weeks of the legislative session.

“When I am at Ohio State, I cannot keep myself safe,” student Jonathan Beshears said in testimony before lawmakers Tuesday, according to “If someone attacks me with a butcher knife or an AK-47, I’m supposed to run away, throw things at them, or maybe hide under a desk and pray. Think about the terror you would experience if that was you.”

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