FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- A University of Arkansas student is proposing a so called self-defense bill that would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons.
The bill states the only people allowed to conceal carry are those over the age of 21 with proper certification and training. It was proposed this week by student Joe Youngblood in response to the national gun debate.
Youngblood's proposal cites seven reported violent crimes against U of A students within the last three months, which includes aggravated assault and rape.
"While this is considered a safe campus, and certainly I don't think people feel unsafe here, there's a precedence that says people need to be able to protect themselves," said Youngblood.
Some Students said the University should remain a gun free zone claiming that it would increase the probability of gun violence. The proposal will be submitted to the Student Government for a vote.
At the state level, Republican Representative Charlie Collins introduced a bill to allow professors and staff on college campuses to conceal carry just last week.
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