The president of a U.S. Christian university has encouraged his students to get concealed firearm permits, so they can prevent the next shooting from happening on campus, the Raw Story website reports today (December 6, 2015).
Jerry Falwell, Jr. -- head of Liberty University, a Christian school in Virginia -- commented on the mass shooting last week at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. Fourteen people were killed and 21 were injured in the attack, carried out by a Muslim husband and wife who claimed loyalty to the radical Islamic State (IS).
"It just blows my mind when I see the President of the United States say the answer to [San Bernardino] is more gun control," Falwell said. "If some of those people in that community center had had what I've got in my back pocket right now [they might not be dead]..."
Falwell encouraged people to carry guns so they could "end those Muslims before they walk in and kill us." He added the university offers a free course to help students get a concealed carry permit.