Everytown, Alaska Moms Condemn Senate Committee Passage of Bill to Force Colleges and Universities to Allow Guns on Campus
JUNEAU, Ala. – The Alaska chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of Senate Bill 174, which would force the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska to allow guns on campus. The bill now heads to the Senate Floor for a vote. Currently, Alaska’s public colleges and universities can decide whether to allow guns on campus.
STATEMENT FROM CHELAN SCHREIFELS, A VOLUNTEER WITH THE ALASKA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Students in Alaska go to college to focus on their studies and excel in the next chapter of their lives – not to worry if classmates are carrying a gun in class. SB 174 would create a dangerous mix. College life is already rife with academic pressure, drugs and alcohol – we shouldn’t add guns into the equation. We urge our elected leaders in the Senate to stop this dangerous legislation from moving out of the chamber and to put the safety of students first.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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