While it is true that carrying a firearm can be risky for anyone who doesn’t have the proper training or experience, Utah law (and the Second Amendment) permit that, aside from those who’ve had restrictions placed upon them, the law-abiding citizens of the state may carry a firearm. Those carrying a concealed weapon would have been required to attend a course during which they’d be trained in the ways in which they can use their concealed weapon. To overly simplify it, you may not use your concealed weapon unless you feel like your life is in mortal danger. Using it to stop a robbery would be an improper use.
In addition, there is absolutely no factual information to back up the claim that people carrying guns on campus will lead to suicide and violent crimes. In fact, if you take a quick look at the campus crime statistics located on the DSU website you will find that since 2006 there have been absolutely no shootings on campus. Those citizens who choose to legally carry on campus shouldn’t feel as though they are doing anything wrong, because the facts clearly show that they are not.
a senior English major