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CPRC in the Brown University Daily Herald on the University of Rhode Island move to arm campus police

25 Sep , 2014  

The article in the Brown Daily Herald discussed our recent study that college age permit holders are extremely law-abiding:

But John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said he supports URI’s decision. “It’s hard for me to fathom why people wouldn’t want to let police officers carry guns,” he added.

Lott said public universities across the country should do more to protect themselves, including allowing students of age with permits to carry concealed weapons.

“Permit holders who are over 21 and are college age are at least as law-abiding as the general permit-holding population,” he said. “And the general permit-holding population is extremely law-abiding.” . . .

In the discussion, I also noted that Rhode Island was the last state to arm campus police at public universities.

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