"Campus Carry" Laws

In a statement issued today, the AAUP, American Federation of Teachers, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges strongly support efforts to make college campuses as safe and weapon-free as possible for students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members. We oppose efforts to enact “campus carry” laws and call for their repeal where they already exist. We encourage colleges and universities to embrace critical incident planning that includes faculty and staff and to advise all faculty and staff of these plans. We further call on these institutions to rely on trained and equipped professional law-enforcement personnel to respond to emergency incidents. State legislative bodies must refrain from interfering with decisions that are properly the responsibility of the academic community.

 

 

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015