Monday, April 18, 2011

More guns on higher education campuses is not the solution

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Today, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1467, which would have allowed guns on community college and university campuses.

Sen. Steve Gallardo released the following statement:

“Having additional guns on a university campus is not the solution to making our campuses safer. The Arizona Legislature needs to address the accessibility of firearms. We should do everything we can to make sure that the bad guys are not in possession of firearms.

The solution to campus security is locks on all the classroom doors, a proper alert and messaging system, a process by which faculty or staff can direct a student to the proper mental health authorities if needed and finally closing the gun show loophole. These are the ways that we should be addressing gun safety on campuses, not with more guns on campuses.”

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