Agenda Item FA 17-28

Submitted by the Executive Committee

Resolution – Opposing Guns on Campus

04/06/17: Passed

RESOLUTION - 
OPPOSING GUNS ON CAMPUS  


University of North Florida
Faculty Association

 

RESOLUTION
OPPOSING GUNS ON CAMPUS

WHEREAS, there have been eighteen separate gun-related incidences at colleges and universities in 2016 (https://everytownresearch.org/school-shootings/).

 

WHEREAS, five separate shootings have occurred on the campuses of universities in the state of Florida since 2014 (https://everytownresearch.org/school-shootings/).

 

WHEREAS, there were over 15,000 death in the United States attributable to gun violence in 2016 (http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/past-tolls).

 

WHEREAS, colleges and universities have a legal and moral duty to adopt policies to promote a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff,

 

WHEREAS, even on gun-free campuses students, faculty, and staff, are at times exposed to threats and retaliation from disgruntled and/or disturbed individuals.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Association at the University of North Florida opposes any legislation that enables individuals other than sworn law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons or firearms on our campuses.

 

Reference :

FA 15-05R- https://www.unf.edu/unffa/LegislativeCalendar/2015-2016/November/FA_15-05R__Resolution_Opposing_Guns.aspx