Some students unhappy with U.T. president's campus carry policies

SB-11, or the campus carry bill has led to controversy at the University of Texas, even encouraging a professor quit his job.
After news that President Gregory Fenves is implementing policies toward the law, some students took their frustrations and concerns straight to him.

Katherine Morosky was dangerously close to an episode of gun violence three years ago.

“I'm from Newtown, Connecticut, and my daughter was in first grade when the sandy hook school massacre occurred,” she said.

Since then she says it's been her mission to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. Wednesday, Fenves announced his policies to finalize campus carry.

“I do not believe handguns belong in a university setting in the campus environment dedicated to education and research but nevertheless as president of a public university I am responsible for implementing campus carry law,” he said.

Morosky was highly disappointed.

“To just say ‘Well I’m following the law’ is not enough and it's irresponsible and almost negligent,” she said.

President Fenves made it clear that he personally does not believe in guns on campus, but some feel he is not doing enough to back it up.

“If he really believes it, he should implement policies and recommend it to the board of regents,” Robert Oxford, graduate student/faculty member, said.

There are many who feel campus carry can be a good thing.

“If a crazy person has a gun they can actually step in and maybe help out,” Laura Cuervo, student, said.

Morosky thinks it's a bad idea.

“A bad guy with a gun is better prepared than the good guy with the gun period,” she said.

Fenves has notified the campus and chancellor of these policies. He says he will have a campus wide task force to oversee the process.

You can view the 25 policies here.

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