Gun Lobby Threatens Safety of
America’s Colleges and Universities
America’s colleges and universities are under attack from the gun lobby. Following mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 (32 students and faculty killed and 15 wounded) and Northern Illinois University in 2008 (5 students killed and 16 wounded), the gun lobby is pushing legislation that would prohibit colleges and universities from adopting policies that regulate firearms on campus.
The gun lobby’s proposed legislation would preempt an academic institution’s current policies restricting firearms on campus and allow students to possess and carry concealed handguns – in classrooms, at sporting events, and other school activities – and to keep guns in their dormitory rooms.
The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus is urging colleges and universities across the country to band together to oppose the gun lobby’s agenda to push guns into college campuses by signing onto a resolution that opposes legislation that would mandate that colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed handguns on campus. The list of colleges and universities signing the resolution will be provided to lawmakers in states where legislation is pending as a way of showing the educational community’s opposition to such legislation.
As of May 11, 2013 the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and 369 individual colleges and universities in 41 states have signed the resolution. Click here to view list.
Sign the Petition Opposing Guns on College Campuses. Legislation has been introduced in sixteen states to force guns onto college campuses.
Sign the Petition now to urge your elected officials to vote against these dangerous bills.