Nationally, 95 percent of college presidents, 94 percent of college faculty, 89 percent of campus police chiefs, and 74 percent of college students oppose concealed weapons on campus.
An informal poll by The Red & Black indicated that about 62 percent of the UGA student body opposed the bill outright, while a poll at Georgia Tech indicated that about 70 percent of its student body opposed the bill.
In 2014 an AJC poll indicated that 78 percent of voters opposed ‘Campus carry,’ including 71 percent of Republicans who opposed it. So why is it making a comeback?
The Journal of the Applied Research for the Association for Florida Colleges examined two states were that implemented ‘Campus Carry’ laws, Colorado and Utah, and found overwhelmingly that there is no evidence that guns on campus reduced crime. Sex crimes, like forcible rape, actually increased drastically.
Universities in states that allow ‘Campus Carry’ also saw huge increases in security and insurance costs as well as lawsuits, injuries, and issues with faculty retention.
Despite the fact that students, teachers, campus police, university officials and voters believe that guns on campus is a bad idea for Georgia, both the House and the Senate passed ‘Campus Carry’ bills. Call Gov. Deal today and tell him to veto this dangerous legislation.
Governor Deal’s Office: 404-656-1776
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