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Catholic University students vote for right to carry guns

WASHINGTON — Some students at the Catholic University of America say it’s time to allow guns to be carried on campus.

But the college located in Northeast D.C. says it will not be changing its gun policy, despite a 16 to 11 vote by the Student Government General Assembly to approve a measure that would allow students with D.C. gun permits to carry on campus.

“We don’t have any plans to change or to consider changing the Code of Student Conduct to accommodate students who might wish to have firearmes on campus,” says Victor Nakas, as university spokesman.

Students supporting the effort have expressed concerns about on campus safety, and while they don’t expect the school administration to carry out the student body’s wishes, they hope it starts the conversation about improving school safety.

Opponents of guns on campus say campus security is excellent and guns do not need to be carried on campus.

The issue of carrying guns is one that’s been debated on campuses since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 people eight years ago.

Fox5 talked with students about gun issue:

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