Colleges and universities sticking to their guns?

Jesse Perez Mendez, Lou Sabina, Jon Loffi

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Firearm possession on college and university campuses remains a volatile public policy issue among policymakers, legislators, scholars, and administrators. Given the American federal governmental structure, many states have developed legislative approaches to "carry on campus" policies throughout the years that align with federal law. This study explores the diversity of state approaches and nuances of "carry on campus" throughout recent years and current state legislation under consideration. The implications of "carry on campus" legislation vary on college campuses, depending on applicable state law; however, some general dynamics apply to all.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-325
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Emergency Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Campus
  • Firearms
  • Higher education


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