Concealed Carry On Campuses Might Not Make Students Safer
Studies have shown mass shootings on college campuses are rare, and when they do happen, armed citizens don't necessarily help.By Ryan Biek | October 25, 2016
Eight states have passed laws allowing concealed carry on college campuses. But in a new report, Johns Hopkins researchers argue that legally armed citizens don't prevent mass shootings and may actually lead to more violence.
Supporters of campus carry laws say individuals should have the right to protect themselves.
But the authors examined previous studies on gun violence and found armed citizens rarely stopped a mass shooting or reduced the number of victims.