Students in the survey said they wouldn't feel safe if faculty, students, and visitors had weapons on campus. About two-thirds of them said carrying a gun would not make them feel safer.
We talked to USI students today about it.
"it's good for a person carrying a gun," said Senior Alex Hahn, "if they're licensed to have the gun on them. That way they feel safe and feel better about being on campus."
"I think if security guards have them, it's okay," said Freshmen Jessica Menshouse. "But students don't need to have guns."
"I don't agree with guns on campus," said Sophomore Alyssa Hahn, "even if you were to have a permit for one. I just think it would not be a good idea just incase an accident were to happen, and it were to go off in class. Obviously, it's never a good situation,."
Firearms are not allowed on the USI campus.
The study does not disclose the universities surveyed, and gun advocates questioned the survey's accuracy.