University of Colorado-Denver professor Chad Kautzer says something has to be done to keep the students on campus safe from gunmen, and he think the best solution is to disarm them all:
Professor Kautzer teaches philosophy at the University of Colorado — Denver (CUD), the same school shooter James Holmes was attending for his graduate degree.
Earlier this year, the Colorado Supreme Court overturned CUD’s ban on concealed weapons, ruling that Colorado’s Concealed Carry Act applied to college campuses. Now students who meet the state’s qualifications to carry a concealed weapon can do so on campus.
“University campuses are places of work and study,” reads the petition. “The intentional introduction of more firearms in this environment only increases the chance of deadly violence.”
Professor Kautzer, who is also the director of the school’s “social justice minor,” lists the “recent mass shooting by CU Denver student James Holmes” as a reason to prohibit concealed firearms.
He claims that studies show “where guns are more prevalent, gun violence and homicides are more likely.”