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April 29, 2012

Tobin Maginnis, president of Ole Miss Gun Safety Club, sat down with Cain Madden to talk about gun safety. Maginnis said he believes that anyone who owns a gun, especially students, should be aware of how dangerous the firearms are and how best to utilize gun safety. 

 

 

What are the benefits to owning a gun?

Guns are used for hunting, sport and recreation, and personal protection.

The estimated total number of guns held by civilians in the United States is 270,000,0001 or 88.82 firearms per 100 people. Compared to 178 countries, the United States ranked at No. 1.

What are the most important aspects of gun safety?

There are five key safety habits:

April 19, 2012

The University of Mississippi has long been considered one of the safest campuses in the country, but with recent shootings at in-state neighbors Mississippi State and Jackson State, some concern has spread across the campus regarding just how safe we are. 

 

The University of Mississippi has long been considered one of the safest campuses in the country, but with recent shootings at in-state neighbors Mississippi State and Jackson State, some concern has spread across the campus regarding just how safe we are. 

In 2010, the Daily Beast researched nine major criminal incidents and came up with the 50 Safest/Most Dangerous college campuses in the country. The statistics account for the previous three calendar years. 

February 22, 2012

 

There are many deadly weapons on campus including cars, bats, folding knifes, long knives, swords (used in clubs), rifle team weapons, razor blades, etc. There is no debate that students can responsibly manage these deadly weapons.

 

There are many deadly weapons on campus including cars, bats, folding knifes, long knives, swords (used in clubs), rifle team weapons, razor blades, etc. There is no debate that students can responsibly manage these deadly weapons.

To qualify for the enhanced concealed carry weapon (CCW) license, applicants must be 21 years of age, not have had previous encounters with the legal system and go through training.

Licensed gun holders understand that simply presenting the gun in public may result in a weapon-brandishing felony charge. 

February 19, 2012

The tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, in which a student killed 32 people and wounded 25 others before committing suicide, occurred nearly five years ago.

The tragic shootings on the Virginia Tech campus, in which a student killed 32 people and wounded 25 others before committing suicide, occurred nearly five years ago.
Since then, some states and their universities, including Mississippi, have thought about changing their on-campus gun laws. The thought is that a law-abiding person carrying a firearm could have a positive effect in a situation like a school shooting.