- Nov 24, 2005
”Resolution 603, adopted by the ABA House of Delegates at its midyear meeting in February 2023, urges state and local governments to enact laws and regulations banning guns on college campuses, or at least to permit higher education institutions to restrict the presence of firearms on their own campuses...
First, college students are more at risk for suicide than most other segments of the population, and access to firearms substantially increases both the likelihood of a suicide attempt and the likelihood that a suicide attempt will be fatal (the footnotes cite many sources to support these propositions about the association between firearm access and suicide). Second, college campuses already have an unfortunate prevalence of interpersonal violence, such as sexual assault and intimate partner violence, and easy access to firearms escalates the frequency and severity of such violence. Third, the increased presence of firearms on campus is likely to raise the incidence of other campus crimes, accidental shootings (especially on campuses with widespread alcohol and drug abuse), and thefts of firearms (college students are generally not careful about safe storage of weapons)…
“Forcing guns onto college campuses also inhibits the free exchange of ideas in the classroom by making students and faculty feel less safe to express their views”…“There is no credible evidence to suggest that students carrying guns will reduce violence on college campuses. Instead, evidence suggests that permissive concealed gun carrying generally will increase crime and place students at risk.”
“Forcing guns onto college campuses” LOL Isn’t restricting the exercise of a civil right by force of law the question?
”There’s no credible evidence” - meaning, we’ve seen and reject evidence disagreeing with our gun prohibitionist desires.