Will 'Campus Carry' Make Georgia Colleges Safer? Probably Not

Mar 22, 2017

A new form of the "campus carry" bill is advancing in the Georgia legislative session. The bill would effectively permit concealed carry of firearms on public colleges across the state. Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a similar measure in last years’ legislative session. With us to discuss the new version is Maureen Downey, education reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Also with us by phone is Matthew Boedy, Professor of English at the University of North Georgia.

Research into the effectiveness of campus carry policies is still thin. We continue our conversation about guns with Matthew Boedy, who just published a study finding little correlation between campus carry and increased safety. Also with us is Mark Rosenberg, Former President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health.