Skip to main content

8 States That Allow Concealed Carry on School Campus

NPR

If you want to protect yourself while preparing for your future, read this list.

I conceal carry everywhere I go. When I went to college, I didn’t. Had I gone to school in one of the states where concealed carry on school campus is legal, I probably would have.

We all know that most shootings take place in gun free zones and gun free schools. Personally, I feel safer when good people carry guns, not the other way around.

The following eight states allow legal concealed carry for self defense in their states on college campuses. For the complete list of the exact schools, you can find that info at Armed Campuses, but for a general breakdown, just look below.

1. Colorado

Poor Colorado just hasn’t got much right lately in the world of politics. They have experienced controversy for legalizing pot, amongst other things. However, when it comes to concealed carry on school campus, they are a shining example of the way it should be.

2. Idaho

pro-gun-campaigner
ibtimes.co.uk

Good job Idaho. We know you for potatoes and mountain lion hunting, but now we know you for being on the right side of gun safety by allowing your students to protect themselves. Out of all colleges in the state, you can feel safe at Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, and North Idaho College.

3. Kansas

Kansas is on the verge of erring on the side of the average population as it pertains to guns and the right to self defense. According to this recent report, as of July 1, 2017, colleges that do not provide adequate security for their students will allow concealed carry to take its place.

I’m here to tell you that no amount of adequate security in the world would make me feel better than carrying my own weapon.

4. Mississippi

Since 2011, Mississippi has allowed students to protect themselves only if they have passed a voluntary enhanced training program for a concealed carry license. They also have to keep their permit on them at all times.

I have no issue making sure that people who carry guns know how to use them. That will only make taking out the bad guy that much easier.

5. Oregon

Oregon is trying when it comes to concealed carry on school campus. They allow it. Make no mistake about it. However, students who wish to protect themselves have to get written permission from the school. Still, state schools have unanimously banned concealed carry…

6. Texas

You might be surprised considering this is Texas and guns we are talking about, but they are actually fairly new to the idea of self defense. As a matter of fact starting August 1, 2016 for all state four-year colleges and universities and August 1, 2017 for all state 2-year and junior colleges, concealed carry is allowed. However, each college or university has the right to declare sensitive areas where guns are not allowed. I have no proof of this, but I bet these colleges call those areas “safe zones.”

7. Utah

Utah, like Oregon, is trying. Good for them though too, you know? Concealed carry is allowed. They have declared they do not have the right to regulate self defense, however there’s a catch. Roommates can request their bunkmates not have a gun if they aren’t comfortable. Otherwise, this is exactly how it should be.

8. Wisconsin

Thank God for Wisconsin and Governor Walker. Back in 2011, he made sweeping changes to the state that allowed concealed carry everywhere. On provision though, individual colleges and universities can post signs banning guns in certain areas.

So there you go. These states are on the ball when it comes to concealed carry. They understand that the right to self defense is a fundamental right that we all have and it shall not be infringed upon.

Despite the threat from the more liberal side of the political spectrum that mass shootings, muggings, and violent crimes would increase if campus carry is legalized, we have yet to see any of that happen from legal gun carrying students.

Unfortunatley, gun free zones continue to be a target by those wishing to due the most harm to innocent people all across America.

NEXT: 4 CONCEALED CARRY OPTIONS THAT UNDERSTAND WHAT WOMEN WANT

you might also like

8 States That Allow Concealed Carry on School Campus