The US state of Utah now allows students to carry guns to school:
In Thomas McCrory's morning routine, he gets his books, and gets his gun. He's ready for school.
McCrory's a junior at the University of Utah.
In 2006, Utah's Supreme Court explicitly allowed guns on college campuses for anyone with a concealed weapons permit, CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports.
It's the only state where that's allowed.
You carry it on your hip?
"Yeah, I carry it on my side, underneath the jacket," McCrory said.
McCrory, a ski-patroler, was paralyzed in a 60-foot fall. He felt vulnerable.
Then came the massacres at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University.
He started carrying a gun.
"It's a comfort to me knowing that I would have a fighting chance if something like that would happen," he said.
Now lawmakers in nine other states are debating whether guns belong on college campuses.
Now students in other states want to arm themselves ... with the right to return fire.
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