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Campus Carry

Vigilante Campus-Carry Laws: A Racially Troubling Paradox

Kelly Welch | Posted 10.03.2016 | College
Kelly Welch

With the fall school semester underway, it is remarkable that this is the first time in U.S. history that K-12 schools and colleges have approached potential acts of violence so dissimilarly.

Campus Carry, Fear, And The Meaning Of The University

John W. Traphagan | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
John W. Traphagan

For the first time in close to 20 years of university teaching and research, I find myself not particularly excited to begin the Fall semester.

The UCLA Gun Killing -- a Reminder That Texas Opens College Classrooms to Guns August 1

David Smith-Soto | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
David Smith-Soto

The recent shooting murder of a professor and the shooter's suicide in the engineering building on the UCLA campus is a tragic reminder that on August 1 Texas public universities open their classrooms to guns.

Which Pistol Goes Best with This Sweatshirt?

Ashton Chan | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Ashton Chan

There are currently eight states within the U.S. which require any publically funded institution to allow firearms on campus; and 23 additional states allow these institutions to decide for themselves whether students can carry firearms

Thanks, Governor Deal. My Colleague Won't Have to Buy That Bulletproof Vest Now.

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

"Still grading?" I asked my colleague, a professor at a Georgia college, as she carefully viewed her laptop a few weeks ago. "I'm finished with that," she told me. "Now I'm pricing bulletproof vests." She had good reason to do so.

I'm Scared of Campus Carry

FlockU | Posted 03.31.2016 | College

Source: JULIA TOFAN Eastern CT State University '18 In more and more schools and states, guns are being allowed on the campus...

Georgia Campus Carry Bill Violates Republican Party Principles

John A. Tures | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal has to determine whether HB 859, the "Campus Carry" law passed by the Georgia legislature, should be signed. While I'm sure the authors of the bill had good intentions, it violates nearly every Republican principle on the books.

Texas Brings Well-Regulated Militias (and Dildos) to Campus

Aron N. Weinberg | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Aron N. Weinberg

With a new "open-carry" law for handguns enacted on January 1st, complementing already highly-permissive existing laws governing semi-automatic rifles, hasn't Texas already done enough for freedom-loving Americans on the first day of 2016 alone? Nope.

UT Dean To Leave Texas, Citing Concerns Over New Campus Carry Law

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

The dean of the University of Texas' architecture program is leaving the school, in part due to a law that soon will allow weapons on college campuses...

Texas Nobel Laureate: I Will Break The Law To Ban Guns In My Classroom

The Texas Tribune | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist at the University of Texas at Austin declared Monday that he will try to ban guns his classroom this fall, even if uni...

The Academy Is Poised to Strike Down a Generation of Black Feminists One Beyonce Class at a Time

OmiseekeTinsley | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices

What unnerved the department was that a black woman could be placed at the center of academic inquiry, and that black women's thought was proving more engaging to this generation of students than that of European feminists or American historians. In the quest for a safe space, will my Beyoncé course be the next to go?

How to Properly Implement Campus Carry

Xavier Rotnofsky | Posted 12.15.2015 | College
Xavier Rotnofsky

To those who are still upset that campus carry became law, realize that it was because state legislators thought it was in our best interest, even though we made it very clear that we really did not want this. If there's anything to take from the passing of campus carry, it's that elections matter.

The Massacre in San Bernardino Strengthens the Resolve to Fight Campus Carry in Texas

David Smith-Soto | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
David Smith-Soto

As we combat the obscene Texas law, I pray that public universities in Texas will come together and declare all classrooms, laboratories, dorms and restaurants gun-free. The law does provide a window for educators to designate some areas as "gun free."

No Guns In My Classroom After The Roseburg Gun Massacre

David Smith-Soto | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
David Smith-Soto

In the aftermath of the gun massacre in Roseburg, the chorus of gun zealots already can be heard sounding the same cynical refrain they always chant -- more guns save lives and gun-free zones kill people. However, the tragedy's lasting lament is even louder -- guns don't belong in the classroom.

No Guns In My Classroom

David Smith-Soto | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
David Smith-Soto

The Texas State Legislature went one gun too far when it passed the so-called "campus carry" legislation this year, which would allow individuals to carry concealed firearms on public university campuses in 2016. I don't want those guns in my classroom.

Concealed Carry on Colleges Campuses: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Ending sexual assault on campus is a multi-faceted task. It begins with engendering an atmosphere of respect for women in particular, a cultural shift that calls on men and women to become part of the solution, to intervene against assault and to disrupt situations that lead to assault.

What's Your Kid Packing for Campus?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

With the right to bear arms no matter the consequences firmly established in U.S. law and the psyche of our citizens, the NRA has to push new laws to stay viable and keep Congress and state legislatures firmly in its political pocket. One of the newer so-called gun rights the group has cooked up is campus carry.

5 Reasons Why We Need More Guns on Campus

Jack Levison | Posted 06.05.2016 | Politics
Jack Levison

The Texas legislature has passed Senate Bill 11, which allows college students to carry a concealed, holstered gun into college campus buildings. Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law.

Nevada Lawmaker Defends 'Young, Hot Little Girls' Comment About Allowing Guns At Colleges

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

A Nevada state legislator who is sponsoring a bill that would allow college students to carry concealed guns on campus has been put on the defensive o...

Texas Closer To Allowing Guns At Colleges

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, May 6 (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives on Monday gave final approval to a proposal to...

In Some States, Proposed Legislation Could Alter College Campus Gun Laws

Jordan Friedman | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Jordan Friedman

The debate over gun control at colleges and universities is progressing, and here are some key states where legislation is being considered.

Keep Colleges Free From Guns

Lara Grant | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Lara Grant

It's been claimed that deaths from school shootings could be prevented if students could be armed. However, being trained to shoot a gun doesn't necessarily mean being trained to react calmly in an intense situation like having a gunman on campus.

Seven States Consider Allowing Guns On Campus

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 03.20.2012 | College

Schools have traditionally been gun-free zones, but some states are considering loosening or changing laws when it comes to firearms on campus. Whi...