College decision time is fast approaching! High school seniors are receiving their college acceptances, and they’ll soon be making their decision.

Campus gun policies should be part of the college decision–since some states now force colleges and universities to allow concealed guns on campus. These laws–sponsored by the gun lobby–were passed despite the strong opposition of college presidents and faculty. Concealed carry on campus poses real dangers for student safety, since more guns = more shootings. College faculty members also fear that guns in the classroom will threaten free speech and limit intellectual discussion in the classroom.

Check out the map below from about state campus gun policies, and consider avoiding the red states–they force colleges to allow the carrying of firearms on their premises (i.e. campus grounds, classrooms, dormitories, or parking lots).

Guns on Campus: State Policies

Click here for an interactive version of the map with links to specific state policies.



Map key:

RED = Concealed guns allowed by law
= Concealed guns allowed by law, but schools limit locations/who carries
= Concealed guns on campus prohibited by law
= Schools decide weapons policy
= Concealed guns allowed only in locked cars in parking lots

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