Counterpoint:W&M Police Chief Don Challis is also president of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. He ticked off several reasons why gun-carrying students would not increase safety on campus.
During a crisis, police could mistake a student with a gun for an assailant. Students can lose or misplace guns. Some students drink, and guns and alcohol don't mix. Finally, weapons are inconsistent with the educational mission of a college or university and could damage student-faculty relationships.
http://tinyurl.com/ywn53q"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away," said Philip Van Cleave of the Virginia Citizens Defense League.
Van Cleave said people who receive conceal-carry permits are law-abiding citizens unlikely to settle an argument with a firearm, or mix guns and alcohol.