Fast on its way to becoming the most literal “safe space” campus in America, Liberty University has announced plans to build a first-of-its-kind shooting range after the popularity of its concealed-carry license course it began offering two years ago.
According to The Blaze, the range is approved by the National Rifle Association and is being developed by the gun-rights organization:
A proposal was filed last week for a special permit from the Campbell County Planning Commission, and it states that Liberty wants to build a “nationally recognized, full-scale shooting, training and competition center” on campus. According to Yahoo News, the outdoor facility will include a pistol range, a rifle range, an instructional area and a three-gun competition range. The school plans to eventually add an indoor firing range.
Liberty spokesman Len Stevens told Yahoo that the firing range project was introduced last year during NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s visit. He said the gun-lobbying organization has “generously offered their expertise to help us develop it.”
The private Christian college in Lynchburg, Virginia, encouraged by President Jerry Falwell Jr., began offering the CCL course and in two years, “nearly 900 students” have gone through, Stevens said. And for the last year, students are no longer required to lock their weapons in their cars and make the, sometimes long, walk to their dorm rooms unprotected. As long as gun safes are employed, residents can keep their firearms in arms reach inside their rooms. Any students uncomfortable living with a gun owner is encouraged to find another roommate.
As the appropriately named Liberty University builds a campus that is literally a “safe space,” it is assumed that “trigger warnings” are on the way to warn students they are entering a protected, gun-welcoming zone, with an active range.
It’s good to see at least one university protecting its students’ constitutional rights.