OPINION: Mason's weapons policies favor criminals, endanger law-abiding students and staff

Students at Mason are probably well aware of the gun ban on campus and in housing, and due to the lack of outrage, it seems that students don’t mind a temporary suspension of their rights in the name of safety. Students may be “ok” with not being allowed to have a gun on campus, but where does it end? What other self-defense tools are not permitted on campus?
Emergency situations can pop up anywhere, anytime. Law can only deter violence and police can only react to it.

Gun rights group brings push to North Plaza [VIDEO]

Both pro- and anti-gun groups visited campus Wednesday. (Jake McLernon)

The Virginia Citizens Defense League joined students on Wednesday to protest university policy on carrying firearms on campus.

Gun rights protesters' handout [DOCUMENT]