Posted by Tina
Students in a Michigan college have been given hockey pucks for self defense in case of a campus shooter and, “as a reminder that you’re not powerless and you’re not helpless in the classroom.”
Not a bad idea but in an age when a kindergartner can be sent home for making his fingers into a gun as he plays, I wonder at the contorted mind that found justification for promoting this potential weapon. The school does have a no-weapons policy:
No person shall possess a pistol or any other firearm, dangerous weapon, weapon, explosive or incendiary device on the campus provided…
In 1997, junior league player Graham Christie died from a hit to the chest by a hockey puck.
In 2002 a fifteen year old girl died from injuries she received when she was struck by a hockey puck at a hockey game.
In 2005, Jaxon Logan, a hockey player at Brigham Young University, was struck in the chest by a hockey puck. Logan collapsed moments later…cardiac arrest.
In 2011 a sixteen year old hockey player was killed in a game when a flying puck struck him in the neck.
So, should a hockey puck be considered a weapon, or not?
Is this a good idea for self defense on school campuses?
Is the well meaning policy in conflict with the anti-gun crowd who seem to detest the idea of self defense?
I’m dying to know your thoughts.