Arizona Votes to Allow Firearms on Campus

In a landmark piece of legislation that once again demonstrates their profound capacity for out-of-the-rational-box thinking, the Arizona House of Representatives has voted to allow guns on campuses.

The Republican-led House voted 33 to 24 to allow firearms to be carried in the open or concealed in public rights of way, such as campus streets and roadways.

"We're allowing people to defend themselves," said Rep. David Gowan Sr., a Republican, who voted for the bill.

The measure now goes to the completely reasonable and not-at-all horrible Gov. Jan Brewer, who will decide whether or not to sign it into law. Good for you, Arizona! More guns on more students in more classrooms is the only way to deal with the senseless violence in your own backyard. Today, we all win. [Reuters]