Survey: UTSA students, faculty against campus carry

Survey: UTSA students, faculty against campus carry

SAN ANTONIO -- University of Texas at San Antonio political science professor Walter Wilson said he won't reserve his feelings on concealed carry laws at public universities.

"Guns and education don't mix," he said.

After all, it's his work place. He said he isn't alone. Wilson said the faculty senate at UTSA unanimously opposes this new law.

"We developed a survey in order to try to ascertain student opinion on this issue," he said.

He said every student enrolled was sent the survey, with 2,800 replying.

"Students overwhelmingly said that this policy will make them feel less safe on campus," he said.

According to the survey, 51 percent said no to concealed carry on campus, period.

"By a ratio of 12 to one, students said it would hinder rather than improve their educational experience," Wilson said.

Wilson said 55 percent of those surveyed said public universities in Texas would be less attractive to them.

"The law is very clear as far as on campus carry laws, that they cannot infringe completely," said Texas Constitution attorney Jason Jakob.


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