Bill To OK Guns On La. College Campuses Gets Nod

June 2009
Community College Week;6/1/2009, Vol. 21 Issue 20, p12
The article reports on the approval by the U.S. Committee on Criminal Justice of a bill by Representative Ernest Wooton, which allows concealed firearms on college campuses in Louisiana. Opponents of the bill claim allowing guns on campus poses a risk for gun violence and accidental gunshots. On the other hand, J.P. Gwaltney, a director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, says it is useless to make campuses gun-free zones, since a criminal who has already decided he is going to commit murder or violence will not be discouraged from doing so.


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