Thursday, June 13, 2013
This February, the Arkansas legislature passed legislation allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed guns on public college campuses if they had concealed-carry permits. Last week, Arkansas's two major public university systems--the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University--declined the state legislature’s invitation to permit non-law enforcement staff to carry guns on campus. Several smaller Arkansas colleges have announced plans to follow UA and ASU’s campus gun ban. Arkansas’ right-to-carry law allows schools to opt out if they periodically review the bans. Arkansas is one of 23 states that allow concealed weapons to be carried on a college campus if the institution permits it. To learn more, read the National Conference on State
Legislatures’ report Guns on Campus.