A firearm advocate is suing the University of Michigan for the right to carry a gun on campus.

Josh Wade explained this morning on “Fox and Friends” that the University of Michigan bans weapons on its property, but that it’s difficult to tell where Ann Arbor ends and university property begins. Wade said that Michigan prohibits local units of government from creating firearms regulations and said he just wants the university to come into compliance with state law.

Wade said that he carries a gun because he wants to be prepared to protect himself.

“I carry for defense of myself and my family, it’s really that simple,” he said.

University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said in a statement that “the university will rigorously defend its right to regulate weapons on campus to ensure students and faculty can feel free to explore challenging topics without fear of violence.”

But Wade challenged Fitzgerald’s statement, noting that the university just released a study which claims that one in five females on campus is a victim of rape.

“Why does the university want to disarm them? Why do they want to make these women helpless? It just doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said.


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