University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is challenging a recently filed bill that would allow campus staff to carry concealed weapons, arguing that such a move would decrease safety rather than assure it.
he agreed with Gov. Asa Hutchinson's position that the current law
allowing local boards of trustees to disallow guns on campus works
"We have serious concerns about increasing the number
of armed individuals posing a significant threat, particularly in an
active situation when officers must make immediate determinations about
who is a threat," Steinmetz said.
Steinmetz added that, while
safety is the main concern, allowing staff to carry guns could also
negatively affect recruitment and retention of students, faculty and
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