Prof. Weitz invites Georgia Tech to repeal the new “campus carry” law in Technique

August 25, 2017

Prof. Weitz wrote a letter to the editor of Technique, the Georgia Tech student newspaper, inviting the institution to repeal the new campus carry law.

In assessing various other campus carry bills and gun-related incidents, a 2016 Johns Hopkins public health policy report concluded that more guns on campus are “unlikely to lead to fewer mass shootings”. Instead, concealed carry laws can “have a deleterious impact on the safety of students, faculty, and staff”. In essence, concealed handgun laws are bad policy.