May 29, 2009
BATON ROUGE, LA – Andy Pelosi, executive director of GunFreeKids.org and head of the Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus issued the following statement after yesterday’s 86-18 vote on HB 27 by the Louisiana House of Representatives that would have allowed hidden and loaded handguns on campus.
We thank the members of the Louisiana House of Representatives for agreeing with law enforcement, college administration officials and students that guns have no place on college campuses. Yesterday’s resounding vote for public safety over the interests of the gun lobby should send an important message to those who think that arming students is a good policy. As of today, Louisiana joins nine other states that have rejected guns on campus legislation, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus is a national project of GunFreeKids.org and currently includes 90 colleges and universities from 23 states .
View current list at www.keepgunsoffcampus.org .