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Should Students Be Allowed to Carry Guns on College Campuses?

Washington, DC
Monday, August 8, 2011

Two groups that support giving college students the ability to carry a concealed weapon on campus held a discussion on the issue in Washington.

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) argue that colleges would be safer if students were allowed to possess firearms.

“Colleges have entered into an informal alliance with criminals,” said David Burnett, spokesman with Students for Concealed Carry. “By banishing lawfully-armed citizens, the college is denying the right to self-defense and creating a defense-free environment which leaves colleges extremely vulnerable – and attractive – to criminals.”

Participants at the event included;  Idaho State Rep. Erik Simpson (R), state representatives from Wisconsin and Texas, and a representative of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, as well as attorneys and scholars.

 

 

 

Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 4:31pm (ET)

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