01/22/2013

Study: professors oppose guns on campus

Many surveyed said weapons on campus would make them feel less safe; over 1,000 faculty surveyed throughout Midwest

By Theodore Decker
Dayton Daily News

TOLEDO, Ohio — Professors at colleges throughout the Midwest overwhelmingly oppose allowing concealed guns to be carried on their campuses, a University of Toledo study has found.

Authors of the study said their findings are in line with their previous research, which includes a 2009 paper that said 86 percent of surveyed university police chiefs did not think that allowing students to carry concealed guns would prevent gun violence.

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