Monday, December 7, 2015

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.

This video from CNN has Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. encouraging students to get concealed carry gun permits. I agree with his overall points like good people with firearms is better than bad people. Gun control works about as well as restricting access to harmful drugs.

However, his presentation was poor and he's not a good public speaker. I would have kept the focus on people with ill intent and not generalize all Muslims. I suspect he just meant those who mean harm, but with his choice of words the interpretation is open.

Many public places are gun free zones, especially Colleges. That makes them easy targets. If he hasn't already, he should clarify his comments. I feel he wasted a real opportunity and sent the wrong message.

HT: New Leaven