Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Stay Safe At The University Of Minnesota


From frequent Rambix contributor and expert on armed self-defense, Andrew Rothman:

Special Event
Wednesday, September 27
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union
University of Minnesota

With the recent increase of violent crimes at and near the University of Minnesota, many members of that community are wondering what they can do to stay safe. "Scream for help," the University Police Department's advice, is clearly not sufficient.

To help educate students, staff and faculty, the University of Minnesota College Republicans will be teaming up at Coffman Memorial Union with MADFI director and certified firearm safety instructor Andrew Rothman and other advocates to present the facts on campus safety.

At the event, to be held Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside the entrance to the student union, University community members will have the opportunity to learn about the Minnesota permit to carry law, as well the University policies that endanger students, staff and faculty by forbidding them from carrying the most effective personal safety tools.

Visitors will have the opportunity to sign a petition calling on President Bruininks and the Board of Regents to abolish these dangerous unconstitutional rules to the University regents who control the policies, and to register for personal protection classes to be held near campus.