Louisiana considers letting permit holders carry guns on college campuses
Published: Mar 29, 2008 - Page: 1A
Proposed state legislation would make it legal for some students and faculty to carry handguns on college campuses as a “deterrent” against the wave of college shootings in Baton Rouge and nationwide.
State Rep. Ernest Wooten, R-Belle Chasse, is proposing the controversial bill that could arm more people on campuses from dormitories to classrooms.
“We’ve got a problem,” Wooten said, “and maybe it’ll be a deterrent if one of these disturbed persons or whackos thinks, ‘If I go in shooting, they may shoot back.’” . . .
The state’s list of “firearm-free zones” includes schools and colleges. A Louisiana resident must be at least 21 years old to apply for a concealed handgun permit. . . .