‘Nook on the Street Nov. 8th
According to UAF policy, guns are not allowed in campus buildings or residences but may be stored in locked vehicles or at the UAFPD. Over Halloween weekend, a shot was fired outside Cutler Apartment complex. This week we asked students, what are your thoughts on the campus gun policy?
“We don’t need them, we shouldn’t have them, there’s no point in having a gun on campus.” -Colton Leiter, business administration, freshman
“I feel pretty safe, I was really worried when the state was talking about allowing guns to be carried on campus but I don’t think guns in cars are safe either.” -Ben Mildon, mechanical engineering, freshman
“I really don’t think we should be allowed to have a gun on campus especially if you live in the dorms, apartments are more individual but they still are on campus and considering our countries frequency with school shootings I really don’t think we should be allowed to have guns on campus.” -Ally Vahalik, linguistics, freshman
“I trust the choices the university made to keep students safe. You can’t control everybody, that was an unfortunate situation but you can’t screen everyone all the time.”-Sanna Turnbough, special education, senior
“What it all comes down to, the issue is not the weapon itself and unless you have people who are completely controlled you’re always going to have crime and shootings and I don’t think you can prevent that by withholding the weapon itself.” -Katie Daniels, anthropology, junior