You can't have free speech without the means to defend it so the first and second amendments are tied together closely. There is a group that would like to get rid of the second amendment but, in order to do that, they must negate the need for it and this is clearly their first attempt at suppressing free speech. What surprises me is that it's getting traction at colleges. These institutions should be the last bastion of freedom. However, most public colleges are funded by their states and when a lawmaker gets a wild hair for something the college is doing, that funding becomes in jeopardy. I just saw it happen in my state with the university hospital and Planned Parenthood. Suddenly a relationship that had been good for years was dissolved because a politician could put enough pressure on the university to make it happen.