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Four National Groups to Oppose Laws Allowing Guns on Campuses

Guns on Campus
Posted at 10:45 PM, Nov 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-12 22:45:00-05

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Four national groups representing college educators and trustees say they'll fight a push to allow more people to carry concealed guns on campuses.

The groups are calling for the repeal of measures in eight states that allow so-called campus carry. They say students and professors wouldn't be comfortable discussing controversial subjects "if they think there might be a gun in the room."

The groups are the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers, the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

The statement comes amid debate over how to prevent campus gun violence, following last month's shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

Supporters say lawful gun owners should be allowed to bring them on campuses for protection.

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11/12/2015 5:54:46 PM (GMT -5:00)