On the KU story, I remember that firearms were banned from my campus, but there were many students who kept them, anyway. Those I knew of kept them well concealed so they couldn’t be discovered during those questionable room inspections, and typically only carried when venturing off campus. But they didn’t trust their self-defense to the elderly campus security guard who limped around the parking lots issuing parking tickets.
Many colleges caved to students on other issues. Go ahead and let the 18-year-olds drink, because they’re going to do it anyway. Go ahead and let them smoke pot. Go ahead and let them run around co-ed dorms naked. They’re going to do it, anyway. Updating the firearms policy just makes sense. If some students are going to do it, anyway, then change the rules.
It tells me, the shift is beginning. More and more people are fighting for their God given right to defend themselves. Even some, that were once not very 2A friendly, are beginning to understand what WE have been telling them all along.
And just remember that if it is a muzzle-loading cannon they were building that is a replica of one manufactured before 1898, the ATF does not consider it to be a destructive device under the NFA regulations.