Tag Archives: Guns on campus

Incidents on College Campuses that Allow Campus Carry

Legislation has recently been introduced in Tennessee that would allow students with gun permits to carry firearms on the campus of any public college or university, including in residence halls, classrooms, offices, fraternity houses, cafeterias, and athletic facilities. In 2016, the Tennessee legislature passed a law to allow faculty and full-time employees with permits to carry guns on campus, although

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Remarks from Vanderbilt Gun Policy Discussion

As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.

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The accidental shooting of a 3-year-old boy Monday night with his father’s unsecured gun is another example of an alarming Tennessee trend. Accidental shootings of both children and especially adults are up dramatically from the end of August 2015. Although both counts are higher from this time last year, the number of adult-involved accidental shootings is particularly startling. “At the end of last August, we’d

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