Student Survey on Guns on Campus: Research at the College of Criminal Justice provided a voice for students in the debate over guns on campus.
Students from two university campuses in Texas and Washington recently were surveyed on allowing concealed handguns on campus.
According to research led by Dr. Jeffrey Bouffard at Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, more students were uncomfortable with concealed weapons on campus than those at ease with guns on college grounds. The study will be presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Meeting in Toronto this month.
"To date, little effort has been made to assess students' opinions about whether concealed handgun carrying should be allowed on college and university campuses," according to the study. "While the current study examines only two universities (albeit in different parts of the country), the results are strikingly similar in that college student opinion seems to be against a policy change that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons on campus."