Gun Bill Passes, U of A Community Reacts

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (UATV)–University of Arkansas policy has been changed with the passing of House Bill 1249.

This event has campus speaking its mind.

Some are happy to see the change thinking they will be safer.

“I feel like people who have that license will know what to do and be responsible with guns on campus. So it defintely makes me feel safer knowing that people who what what they’re doing will be able to carry the guns on campus,” said student Kelsey Hobbs.

“I think that if we have more people that are concealed and carrying they have the capacity to be able to prevent an active shooter on campus,” said student Tony Orellana.

Others aren’t quite sure how to feel on the subject.

“I mean, I guess it could be beneficial if there were to ever be like a school shooting or something like that so they could protect us but I don’t really know how I feel about it yet I guess we’ll just have to see,” said student Bailey Wilkins.

“I guess in case of like a school shooter or something I guess it would make sense to have it but I don’t know that would make it kinda dangerous in a way so it’s kinda neutral on it right now,” said student Keaton Raney.

And some are against the bill entirely.

“I just yesterday gave my notice that I would be leaving the university after the end of the next academic year I cannot truthfully say that is because of the gun law but it is true that the gun law affected the timing of that announcement,” said instructor Kim Martin.

Story by UATV Reporter Jodie Loftis


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