Education

No Guns for University of Wisconsin Professors

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A new law takes effect in Wisconsin on November 1 that allows people with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns onto university campuses in the state. But that privilege will not extend to professors and other school officials.

The Badger Herald reports that the University of Wisconsin Faculty Senate voted Monday night to ban concealed weapons by all school employees, except for police officers.

"We do not allow [concealed carry] in our buildings period,” Provost Paul DeLuca said.

The law allows universities to prohibit guns inside buildings provided that a sign is placed outside, notifying the gun-toter of the ban.

This is easier said than done -- the university system has 26 campuses, its hundreds of buildings having some 12,000 entrances.