Guns: Campus Carry and "Kids"
CNN just did a surprisingly fair take on concealed carry reform on college campuses. It has some of the standard "I'm scared of other students with guns" responses, as well as Gene Ferrara, a Cincinnati police chief who says "I don't think the answer to bullets flying is to send more bullets flying." (oh really? - then why do you carry a gun, Gene?)
One thing I truly dislike, however, is the article summary that calls college students "kids." Barring Doogie Howser cases, college students aren't kids. A lot of them aren't even the stereotypical irresponsible twenty-somethings you see in Hollywood movies. In fact, many of my friends are married, nearly all of them have had "real" jobs, and some even have kids (real kids) of their own.
I offer an alternate explanation (just a hypothesis) - perhaps a lot of young adults have a feeling that they're immortal, or, at the very least, unkillable. It may or may not be true, but it helps explain why these young people discount the value of having a firearm for self-defense.