Are armed people safer? Gun advocates often argue that they are -- even in light of recent shootings on college campuses. But we don't need to lecture the state of Utah about this: Utah is the only state where it is legal to carry a concealed weapon
on a college campus.
A student correspondent for CNN-U
has recently investigated the how the campus of the University of Utah feels about the controversial law
. Some said they feel safer
and more able to protect themselves from attacks, fearing a repeat of the massacres
at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech. Others felt vulnerable knowing that any student nearby might be armed.
The Utah state legislature may take the law a step further as it deliberates over a bill allowing registered users to carry exposed weapons on campus. State Rep. Curtis Oda
defended Utah’s measures, stating: “When you see someone with a gun, you are looking at some of the most law abiding people in the state.” Sound crazy? See for yourself by taking the quiz: How Well Do You Know Utah's Gun Laws?