48 Idaho L. Rev. 1 (2011-2012)

handle is hein.journals/idlr48 and id is 1 raw text is: BULLETS AND BOOKS BY LEGISLATIVE FIAT:
WHY ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND PUBLIC
POLICY PERMIT HIGHER EDUCATION
INSTITUTIONS TO SAY NO TO GUNS
SHAUNDRA K. LEWIS*
We recoil in horror and search for explanations, but we never
face up to the obvious preventive measure: a ban on the handy
killing machines that make crimes so easy.1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. IN TR O D U CTIO N   ............................................................................   2
II. BACKGROUND ON CAMPUS CARRY LAWS ........................... 4
III. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS' RIGHT TO ACADEMIC
FR E E D O M   .................................................................................  10
A. Constitutional Academic Freedom ....................................... 12
B. Campus Carry Laws Forcing Guns on Campuses Violate
Academ  ic  Freedom   ............................................................... 13
IV. STRICT SCRUTINY APPLIES ................................................... 17
V. THE LEGISLATION CANNOT WITHSTAND STRICT
SC R U T IN Y   ................................................................................  19
A. Reasons the Legislation is Not Narrowly Tailored ............. 20
1. Undetected Mental Illness Is the Real Source
of Rampage Shootings and Not the Lack of
G un  Pow er  ....................................................................... 20
2. Concealed Handgun License Holders Can Be
B ad  G uys  Too  .................................................................   21
3. CHLs and Handguns Are Too Easy To Obtain .............. 22
4. It Is Unlikely a Shooter Will Stop a Crazed
G unm  an  ........................................................................... 23
5. The Presence of Firearms Will Increase the
*   Assistant Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law; J.D. 1998, St.
Thomas University School of Law; B.A. 1995, Stetson University. This article was supported
by a 2011 summer research grant from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall
School of Law. The author thanks Danyahel Norris, Esq. and research assistant Corwyn
Davis for their research assistance. The author also thanks Associate Dean L. Darnell
Weeden, Professor Constance Fain, Professor Njeri Rutledge, Professor Cassandra Hill, and
Vernon Lewis, Esq. for their helpful suggestions and support. Finally, the author appreciates
the helpful comments provided by the participants at the 2011 Lutie A. Lytle Faculty Writ-
ing Workshop.
1. Josh Sugarmann, Editorial, Seattle and Honolulu Shootings More Reasons to
Regulate Guns, N.Y. TIMES, Nov. 4, 1999, http://www.saf.org/pub/rkba/general/Sugarmann
Editorial.htm.

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