GVSU shuts down conceal carry legislation

Posted at 11:27 PM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 23:27:04-05

ALLENDALE, Mich. – Students at Grand Valley State University voted against students conceal carrying firearms on campus Thursday evening.

The university’s student senate voted 39 against and 3 in favor of resolution F-15-03 which sought to incorporate a good Samaritan policy in the student code to allow legally carried firearm on campus. The decision comes one month after Student Senator, Benjamin J. Soltis, introduced the mach legislation to his colleagues.

“Fear won on this campus, criminals know that we are a gun free campus and that is fairly kind of disconcerting to me,” Soltis.

Jeremy Turnbull was part of the overwhelming majority vocally against the resolution during Thursday’s meeting. Turnbull believes students being able to conceal carry would create an unnecessary fear.

“The student body is still in a position where we do not wish to enter into fear mongering,” said Turnbull. “This is a liberal arts college where our campus promotes safety on all individuals that we don’t want any guns.”