Let me tell you about some extraordinary people I know. One of them wanted to pick up some courses on teaching methodology at a local college, but she got an unwanted education in political science instead.
You see, tolerance on campus stops when academics have to be tolerant. Diversity of opinion and alternative solutions aren’t allowed if they diverge from the professors’ cherished beliefs. Liberal professors don’t like guns, so other people shouldn’t be allowed to have them. Then, these same college administrators hide behind sovereign immunity when another disarmed visitor is robbed, raped, or murdered on their campus. The problem isn’t that licensed gun owners are unsafe on campus or that students with carry permits are irresponsible. The “gun-free zone” on campus is about school administrators who are drunk on power. This is how it happened.
Say a military veteran came home. She settled down near her family. At first she worked part time at a local church and at a local school. It was a rural school district and it felt like the right place to put down roots in civilian life. After a while, the school even asked her to join the school security team. That was an honor she hadn’t expected. She hadn’t known that rural schools had a security team to protect the students and staff.