CNN's Savidge, Guests Gang Up on Supporter of Concealed Carry on Campus
Published: 2/22/2011 10:02 PM ET
On Monday's Newsroom, CNN's Martin Savidge teamed up with guests Rachel Sklar and Nick Ragone to oppose a proposed bill in Texas that would allow college students with concealed carry permits to carry handguns on campus. Savidge only had conservative talk show host Ben Ferguson on to voice his support for the bill during the segment, who faced off against the three.
The anchor brought on Sklar, Ragone, and Ferguson 48 minutes into the 2 pm Eastern hour for a panel discussion on the Texas legislation. He first turned to the former Huffington Post editor: "Rachel...what do you think of the idea of Texas allowing students to carry guns?" Predictably, Sklar ripped the idea:
SKLAR: Well, let me start off by saying I'm from Canada, so the whole Second Amendment culture is already something for me to get used to. But I can't see how students would feel safer knowing that students around there might have guns with them. I just- I think that if the issue is wanting to make college campuses safer, that, you know, we must be permitting guns, that this, at the very least, be unconcealed handguns, and we should be, like, everybody should know who has a gun, and there should be a very high threshold before you are permitted to carry a gun.