UCA Faculty Senate Votes Against Guns On Campus

Mar 13, 2013

The University of Central Arkansas' Faculty Senate is recommending that its campus not allow concealed handguns, despite a new state law that allows faculty members to carry the weapons.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports that the Faculty Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to support President Tom Courtway's stance to ban the concealed weapons.

The gun law, which was passed by the Legislature last month, won't take effect until 90 days after the Legislature adjourns.

UCA Police Chief Larry James has said that his department opposes the concealed weapons, saying campus should be "sanctuaries" that are gun-free.

The final decision rests with UCA's Board of Trustees.