The NRA and some state legislators think that we need to arm college students to protect our campuses. In Virginia, legislators keep thinking up new groups that can automatically carry concealed weapons and new locations in which concealed weapons will be allowed (including bars of all places).
Dr. King said, “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” Guns don’t bring peace. Ever.
The police use guns to stop killers, but the police do not create peace. Armies use guns to stop other armies, but armies do not bring peace. They can stop hostilities, and that can be good, but armed people do not create peace.
Unarmed people create peace.