Each cam­pus should de­cide what cre­ates safety

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - EDITORIAL PAGE -

I thank Char­lie Ali­son for the guest col­umn on the pro­posed gun carry law for our col­lege cam­puses. I am a re­tired staff mem­ber of the Univer­sity of Arkansas. But un­like Char­lie, I do ques­tion the mo­ti­va­tion of a leg­is­la­tor who pro­poses to bring guns on our cam­puses. It is ob­vi­ous this man is car­ry­ing wa­ter for the gun lobby.

Fill­ing our cam­puses with gun-tot­ing pro­fes­sors and stu­dents will not make it a safer place, but will make it even less safe. Let the cam­pus po­lice pro­vide the pro­fes­sional pro­tec­tion needed and un­der­stand that this bill is not about safety of stu­dents, but all about in­creased gun sales.

If you have a stu­dent in our state col­lege sys­tem or soon will have or are con­cerned about cam­pus safety, con­tact your rep­re­sen­ta­tive and say each cam­pus must de­cide what is best for them. TOM CLARK Fayet­teville

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