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Liberty University President Defends Campus Concealed Carry Policy

December 6, 2015 by Danielle Stoneman in Politics
Clockwise starting at topleft:  Glock G22, Glock G21, Kimber Custom Raptor, Dan Wesson Commander, Smith & Wesson Air Weight .357, Ruger Blackhawk .357, Ruger SP101, Sig Sauer P220 Combat. Photo by: Joshuashearn

Clockwise starting at topleft: Glock G22, Glock G21, Kimber Custom Raptor, Dan Wesson Commander, Smith & Wesson Air Weight .357, Ruger Blackhawk .357, Ruger SP101, Sig Sauer P220 Combat. Photo by: Joshuashearn

Jerry Falwell Jr, president of Virginia’s Liberty University, defended his endorsement of students being allowed to carry weapons on campus, a policy known as “concealed carry.” He said that if such a policy would be in effect, “good citizens,” such as students, would be able to “end those Muslims before they walked in.” He added that he would like to see his community “teach them a lesson if they ever show up here.”

When reporters from the Lynchburg, Virginia News & Advanced asked Falwell to clarify his comments, he said that he would like to stop Islamic militants, not necessarily all Muslims. He added that he believes that “of course” Muslims are welcome on his University’s campus. “There are many good Muslims, many good moderate Muslims.”

“It just blows my mind when I see that the President of the United States [says] that the answer to circumstances like that is more gun control,” Falwell said in his speech, referring to last week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California. Investigators believe there is a strong chance that Islamic radicals were involved.

In keeping with his theme, Falwell also promoted a free course given by the campus police which explains the steps students need to take to acquire a concealed carry permit.

Falwell is a key figure in the Christian Evangelical community for many years. He has hosted several candidates for the 2016 bid for US president, including Senator Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and Bernie Sanders.

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