I tend to ground my arguments against gun control on the Constitution, facts, and basic logic, since the positions of anti-gunners fail on those merits alone. That said, the obvious human component that goes along with the anti-gun crowds denial of rights should not be overlooked.
That denial of rights, and the creation of arbitrary, feel-good bullshit like "gun-free zones" causes immediate harm to those who would otherwise retain a means of self protection. That is why stories like this one make me so angry. I'm nearly as angry with gun control folks as I am with the actual criminals. They have blood on their hands in cases like this.
Were it not for their BS restrictions Amanda Collins wouldn't have been disarmed and at the mercy of a violent rapist that night. What's more, another young woman, Brianna Denison, might very well still be alive today if Ms. Collins had not been denied the means to defend herself. Instead one young woman is dead and another has had to suffer through the kind of violent ordeal that no woman should ever have to. This is the world anti-gunners want for us, for all of us.
As Ms. Collins said,
"I don't understand why (the state) trusts good, responsible people to be able to have their firearm across the street, and as soon as they cross an arbitrary line, they somehow lose all reason and ability to be able to be competent with that responsibility. It makes no sense to me at all."
It makes no sense, but then it's not meant to. We're not meant to understand. For the anti's it's about keeping those icky guns out of as many places as possible, and if that means they have to be bigoted, stomp on rights, or imperil the lives of students like Collins then so be it.
I often wonder what gun control supporters would say if they were face to face with someone like Amanda. I doubt they'd say anything, being too scared or too cowardly to defend their position.