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Mall Rants: Jan. 26

Mall Rants is a regular feature in the Daily Wildcat, in which students weigh in on current events and issues. This week, columnist Caroline Nachazel asked students how they would feel if their peers, professors or faculty members were allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus.

“”I think there is a time and place for everything, campus might not be that place. Students and maybe some staff, I would feel opposed to, but security personnel and that type would be fine.””

— Christian Nieto, pre-business freshman

“”No, not at all. After recent events and everything, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I would feel safer if everybody didn’t have guns, and only if they did, they were trained in it — authorized people.””

— Brandon Best, communication junior

“”I would feel safer. I don’t think they would do anything.””

— Ramiro Buscamente, undeclared freshman

“”Not really, no. I feel that certain authority should be able to carry weapons, maybe teachers, should be able to. I don’t think students should because kids are growing. They are not mature yet and can get angry and lose their temper and it just gets bad. I wouldn’t feel threatened if faculty did.””

— Amanda Phelan, business marketing sophomore

“”I would feel less safe because I would not want the possibility, or just the idea of guns around campus. You don’t know if they are drunk or on drugs. Anyone that is relatively of a younger age and surrounded by so many people, no, just bad.””

— Corey Kingston, architecture senior


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