After being violently beaten by a mob of teenagers outside a fraternity house near the University of Cincinnati campus, an engineering student is speaking out about his status as a concealed handgun license (CHL)-holder who has had his right to bear arms for self-defense denied by state law.
From WLWT (NBC Cincinnati): A UC student who was assaulted by a group of teens near UC’s campus spoke out Monday night. The student is a fifth-year engineering student, but chose not to be identified. Four other students who were attacked Saturday night were outside their fraternity house near Clifton Avenue and Clifton Court. The engineering student jumped in to help and ended up beaten so badly, he had to go to the hospital. “Little bit scared for my safety at that point,” the student said. "Why would they do that? I didn't understand?"
One of the victims said that the area was usually safe, so the Saturday night assault was very surprising. The engineering student said he was on his way home from a banquet with his girlfriend when about 10 teenagers started yelling and provoking two other fraternity brothers that were walking on Clifton Avenue toward campus. “I sort of jumped in just to make sure you know, that nothing bad was going to happen and they just started going to town on all of us, punched and kicked all of us and had us on the ground for about 30 seconds, then they all dispersed and ran off,” the student said. According to the article, students are saying that with the recent string of assaults on or near campus, they are only walking in big groups. But in this case even a group of five was not enough of a deterrent. For his part, the disarmed "good Samartian" said while he was grateful to be alive, he won’t take any more chances. “I'm personally a concealed carried permit holder. I'm not allowed to carry on campus so I'm not going to do that, but at the same time if the university is not going to provide significant resources to provide us the safety we need then at least let me take care of myself with it,” the victim said. -
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