Earlier this week, Students for Concealed Carry gathered for their annual conference at the nation’s capital. As the story in Townhall.com explains, one of the panels included women who had been mercilessly stalked by dangerous men. One panelist who stuck out was Dartmouth student Taylor Woolrich. The stalking began when she served the man at the coffee shop she was working in. The stalker’s pursuit of Woolrich spun out of control into a terrifying situation for the college girl. After being followed and contacted on multiple social networking sites, after he hired a private investigator to find her personal information, after showing up at her sorority, on her college campus, and finally at her parents’ house a plane ride away, her stalker was finally arrested.
Woolrich explained, “When he was arrested by the police, they found what they like to call a rape kit in the back of his car. It consisted of a sweatshirt, firewood, maps of the area, duct tape, a rope tied into a slip noose, hunting knives and various other items.”
Last year, Concealed Nation received a letter from a young woman who found herself in a very bad situation. She made the decision to arm herself on her campus that allowed concealed carry, and it ended up saving her life.
What do you think about this situation? If security officers don’t take situations such as this seriously, should students on college campuses have the right to protect themselves when need be?