A piece of student legislation causing a lot of controversial on the University of Arkansas campus.
It's called the University of Arkansas Self Defense Bill.
That would allow students, faculty, staff and guests with a valid concealed handgun license the right to legally carry their weapons for self defense.
Monday night the measure was presented in front of the Residents Interhall Congress.
Plenty of students were their to voice their concern and support of the policy.
"The students on this campus realize that these bans don't make them any safer, they just provide a feeling of safety right up until a criminal brings a gun on campus and starts using it," says Joseph Youngblood, who wrote the University of Arkansas Self Defense Bill.
"A university has such a high rate of alcohol abuse, of mental health problems of poor accountability amongst its population missing guns in there culminates in a very dangerous environment," says Ezra Smith, Co-Founder of the group Razorbacks Against Concealed Carry.
The RIC voted down the measure in an 11-19 vote.
But the bill will still go to the student government. They'll vote on the legislation in two weeks.
If it passes, it would encourage administration to reconsider university policy banning guns on property.
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