I can hear it now. "If the kids at Virginia Tech had all been armed they could have put an end to the killer's rampage."
Number of college attendees: approx 16,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per gun owner: .000188
Number of accidental gun deaths if our students were packing: 3008/yr
This does not include gun deaths that might result from altercations over girlfriends, boyfriends, drugs, alcohol, and whatever else.
Sure, let's give all our college students handguns. That will make me want to send my kids on to higher education.