Lawmakers should heed North Carolina police against guns on campus

Thursday, June 20, 2013

North Carolina legislators who have not shown much of a penchant for listening to the views of their constituents in recent weeks would do well to pay closer attention to what one select group of constituents is saying regarding proposed legislation that would allow guns on college and university campuses across the state.

That small group — the police chiefs of all 17 campuses of the University of North Carolina system — is dead-set against the portion of House Bill 937 that would allow handguns on university property, from Cullowhee in the west to Elizabeth City in the east. Many of the police chiefs traveled to Raleigh recently to voice their opposition, and all of them signed a statement expressing their concerns with the bill as currently written.

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