Student Attitudes Toward Concealed Handguns on Campus at 2 Universities

Michael R. Cavanaugh, Jeffrey A. Bouffard, William Wells, and Matt R. Nobles are with the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University.
American Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 4.55). 06/2012; 102(12). DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300473
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We examined student support for a policy that would allow carrying of concealed handguns on university campuses. Large percentages of students at 2 universities expressed very low levels of comfort with the idea of permitting concealed handgun carrying on campus, suggesting that students may not welcome less restrictive policies. Students held slightly different opinions about concealed handguns on and off campus, suggesting that they view the campus environment as unique with respect to concealed handgun carrying. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print July 19, 2012: e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300473).

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