Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, on Friday urged students to buy and carry guns (and to learn how to use them). Speaking at the university's weekly convocation, Falwell said he was upset that President Obama and others have reacted to the killings in California by promoting gun control. He said fewer people might have been killed if some of the victims had "what I've got in my back pocket right now," adding that "if more good people had concealed" weapons, "we could end those Muslims" before they killed anyone. He said he wanted to "encourage all of you to get your permit" to carry concealed weapons. "Let's teach 'em a lesson if they ever show up here," Falwell said.
Amid criticism from some that he was implying that Muslims as a general group should be killed, Falwell has said that he was talking about those who recently killed people in France and California, not all members of that faith.