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CPRC’s research cited in lawsuit to allow permitted concealed handguns on University of Missouri property

22 Sep , 2015  

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The Columbian Missourian has this story on the lawsuit:

A law professor has filed suit against the . . . MU policy that prohibits concealed weapons on campus infringes on his constitutional rights. . . .

Bukowsky’s petition sites statistics from John R. Lott’s book, “More Guns Less Crime,” which she said shows a trend of states allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.

There where 13 states that allowed conceal-and-carry on campuses as of May 2015, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. And 20 states, including Missouri, have laws explicitly banning conceal-and-carry on campuses, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. . . . .

Bukowsky noted that Lott’s book indicates “concealed carry holders are extremely law-abiding,” and she said an argument can be made that people with conceal-and-carry permits are better trained to handle guns than some government officials, such as police officers.

Also, “there has been no up-ticks in crime since concealed carry has been put in place,” Bukowsky said.

Barondes hopes to be able to carry his gun on his person and in his car when he is on campus if he wins the lawsuit, Bukowsky said . . .

One thing that isn’t mentioned in any of the news coverage is that the CPRC’s John Lott has agreed to serve as an expert in the case.

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