Chancellor Steinmetz Issues Statement Regarding Campus Gun Bill
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In response to the filing of HB 1249 in the Arkansas legislature on Monday, Jan. 23, Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz issued the following statement:
“The University of Arkansas agrees with the governor’s position that the current law allowing local boards of trustees to disallow the carrying of guns on campus is working and doesn’t need to be changed.
“Our own law enforcement officers do not believe that the campus would be safer if guns are permitted. We have serious concerns about increasing the number of armed individuals posing a significant threat, particularly in an active situation when officers must make immediate determinations about who is a threat.
“Also, though not as important as the safety of campus, a campus carry bill has the potential to negatively affect the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.”
Mark Rushing, assistant vice chancellor
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