Contrary to what gun control advocates say, campus carry laws have not led to chaos or Wild Wild West scenarios. In fact, when Utah began allowing students to carry a concealed firearm more than a decade ago, the campus experienced a drop in the rates of violent crime, forcible rapes, and aggravated assaults. Everyone is safer on a campus that allows law-abiding gun owners to protect themselves, their fellow students and professors. It’s not surprising given the fact that, as a group, concealed carry permit holders are among the nation’s most law-abiding citizens.
Finally, many campus carry critics claim that because mass shootings account for less than one-tenth of one percent of gun violence in the country, having a concealed carry permit on campus doesn’t make sense. Fires don’t happen very often in my apartment either, but I still keep a fire extinguisher.