Fighting over guns on campus

by E Wayne Ross on April 17, 2009

Inside Higher Ed: Gun Fight

Legislation that would allow guns on college campuses is moving forward in Texas and Missouri, but the history of other such fights suggests the issue won’t be put to rest with the passage of a bill.

University officials in Utah allowed concealed weapons on campus only after protracted battles in court and the Legislature. As for Colorado, the fight over firearms continues to this day. Well after the passage of a 2003 law that many argue allows for guns on college campuses, most universities have yet to lift bans.