Liberty University is seeking a permit to build an on-campus shooting range, less than a year after the school’s board of trustees also approved a policy that allows students to carry concealed weapons in dorms. According to the proposal, the shooting range would be the first National Rifle Association-approved facility on a U.S. campus.
A proposal filed earlier this week for a special use permit from the Campbell County Planning Commission states that Liberty wants to construct a “nationally recognized, full-scale shooting, training and competition center” on its Lynchburg, Va., campus. The outdoor space will include a pistol range, a rifle range, an instructional area, and a 3-gun competition range, with future plans for an indoor firing range.
“The project was introduced to the NRA during [Executive Vice President] Wayne LaPierre’s visit to campus last spring,” Len Stevens, spokesperson for the university, told Yahoo News. “They have generously offered their expertise to help us develop it.
I'll bet they did. In fact I bet they were falling all over themselves to help set up a gun range on campus.
You may remember that it was just last year that University President Jerry Falwell Jr. was encouraging his students to conceal carry on campus, so it stands to reason that he would like his students to get a little practice in before they get stressed out and mow down a bunch of their peers.
You know I think I am going to have to go back and read that Bible again, because I totally missed the part where it said "Thou shall lock and load, and return fire until the infidel twitcheth at your feet."
Do you think that might be in Deuteronomy?