Push To Permit Guns On Purdue Campus Rejected

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A push to allow Purdue University students to carry concealed guns on campus has failed to win the support of the school’s Student Senate.

State law allows Purdue’s current policy of prohibiting any firearms on campus without the permission of top administrators.

Student Senate member Zach Briggs says the policy hurts the ability of students to protect themselves and that the dozens of colleges around the country allowing guns haven’t had any problems. The Journal & Courier reports the Student Senate voted 15-7 against Briggs’ resolution Wednesday night.

Purdue Police Chief John Cox tells WTHR-TV that he worries allowing guns on campus would increase the risk of violence.

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  • Durrr

    Of course we can’t have people being able to defend themselves, this is Illinois! People in Illinois need to play the part of a good victim and comply with rapists and robbers demands. We can’t have people turning the tables on the criminals, that just wouldn’t be the Illinois or Chicago way! At least not until Republicans take over Illinois government.

    • Centurion

      Purdue University is in Indiana. Please change your screen name to DUHHH!

  • Centurion

    OK..so if a bad guy is intent on doing harm…he does not pay attention to the Purdue Student Handbook that says NO GUNS. NO MURDER. NO RAPE allowed on campus. He will do what he does. If he wants to rape..he will. IF he wants to murder…HE WILL. IF he wants to bring a handgun on campus…..he doesn’t care about your stupid handbook that says no guns. So..Purdue…you are a campus of soon to be victims

    Wonder how the Dean would feel…if he were a victim?

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