To the editor:
This is a joint statement from the OCCC College Republicans and the OCCC College Democrats stating our opposition to any legislation that would allow firearms on Oklahoma’s campuses in the hands of people other than security professionals.
The College Democrats and the College Republicans have voted unanimously to oppose any and all carry on campus legislation being brought before the Oklahoma State Legislature this legislative session.
These two campus clubs have joined together because any legislation that would allow firearms to be brought into an institution of higher learning, where the free exchange of ideas should be safe and often, is dangerous and potentially deadly. We urge any and all legislators considering a vote on this measure to consider the safety and well being of all Oklahoma’s students and to consider the requests of a majority of security professionals and educational professionals for a no vote on these measure.
We also urge all students to contact their legislators, whether for or against these measures, and voice their opinions.
—College Democrats President Angela Guiterrez and College Republicans President Zach Sumner