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No Guns on Campus

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April 22, 2009

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This week is the Empty Holster Protest that is being promoted by the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC).  The SCCC is an organization that believes student should be permitted to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Last week, 20/20 on ABC did a special segment on “If I Only Had a Gun” and the IUPUI Dean of Students Office, the IUPUI Police, and IUPUI Emergency Preparedness want to share two of the clips from this broadcast with you.  The videos highlight why allowing anyone other than law enforcement personnel to have weapons on campus is a terrible decision.  They are simulations done in a classroom at Muhlenberg College and they are very powerful.

When you have about fifteen minutes in the next few days, please click on the links below.

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7312540
http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7312687

While IUPUI is supportive of the students’ rights to express themselves, the University does not support or endorse the views of the SCCC or the students that are participating in the Empty Holster Protest.

A safe and secure environment is a fundamental prerequisite for fulfilling the University mission of teaching, research, and public service.  The University is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of violence.  This obligation includes eliminating recognized hazards from campus communities that contribute to violence or serious harm.  The decision to prohibit weapons (except in the hands of trained law enforcement personnel) on campus makes the IUPUI community a safer place.