University statement regarding handguns on campus

SMU’s position regarding proposed legislation that would allow concealed-weapons on university campuses:

“SMU has a long tradition as a weapons-free campus. We have serious concerns about allowing concealed weapons on a university campus. The university frequently hosts events for academic and recreational purposes with large numbers of children in attendance.

“While the intent of HB 1893 is laudable, we believe passage of this legislation will have unintended consequences that cause greater risk to law enforcement and members of the university community.”

Read more about House Bill 1893 from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram