Guns on campus is divisive issue at UA

Students and employees speaking out

Posted: January 30, 2013 at 1:58 a.m.

Recent school shootings and renewed efforts in the Arkansas Legislature to allow concealed-carry guns on college campuses have prompted University of Arkansas faculty members and students to make their views on the issue known.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 9 on 01/30/2013

Having carried a concealed weapon as a Federal Officer for several years I learned that few of us have the proper level of respect for the awesome responsibility that accompanies that practice. It is not enough to complete the requirements needed to secure a carry permit in Arkansas. Guns don't belong on any campus.

Posted by: Monoped

January 30, 2013 at 2:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Agree strongly with previous comment.
I have personal reasons for dreading the idea of carrying guns on campus.
As it happens, I was planning to go see my advisor and major professor John Locke one day when my daughter called me to tell me not to go to campus because she had heard rumors of some sort of violence there.
I am sure many of the teachers and other staff on the UA campus remember that day a decade ago.
The man who murdered Dr. Locke and subsequently took his own life had been in several of the same classes with me, but I didn't really know him.
No one ever expects this kind of action from someone they know.

Posted by: Coralie

January 30, 2013 at 5:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman students in college are only one year removed from seniors in high school.
They are often feeling their oats in their first year living away from home.
I cannot imagine any of the freshman students I have known, with a few exceptions such as returning veterans and other non-traditional students, who would have had the maturity to carry a concealed or not concealed weapon on campus.

Posted by: Coralie

February 2, 2013 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Meth and Heroin shouldn't be on campus either. Now how ya gonna stop it?

Posted by: JailBird

February 2, 2013 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )