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Kerry Melear

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11 States Allow Students To Carry Guns On College Campuses. More Could Be Next.

“Rather than an effective deterrent to violence, guns on campus are more likely to put people at risk.”

A community college instructor in Texas recently started off the academic year by wearing a bulletproof vest and army helmet to class. He did this to protest a law that, starting this August, authorizes individuals to carry concealed handguns at public community colleges in Texas. In 2016, the same law had already allowed guns at four-year institutions.

Texas and 10 other states now have laws permitting concealed carry of guns at colleges and universities. So far in 2017, campus carry bills have been introduced in at least 16 other states.

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