The following resolution was passed unanimously by the WMU College Republicans.
Western Michigan University College Republicans
A resolution calling on Western Michigan University to repeal the ban on guns on campus.
Whereas the United States Constitution states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Whereas the Michigan Constitution states that “Every person has a right to keep or bear arms for the defense of himself and the State.”
Whereas serious crimes, including murder, rape, and robbery have occurred on the campus of Western Michigan University
Whereas only potential victims are in the position to stop crimes in progress
Whereas economist John Lott has found that “when states passed right-to-carry laws, [mass shootings] fell by 60 percent. Deaths and injuries from multiple-victim public shootings fell on average by 78 percent. To the extent that attacks still occurred, they overwhelmingly happened in the special places within right-to-carry states where concealed handguns were banned.”
Whereas Western Michigan University presently prohibits students, faculty, and staff from owning or carrying firearms on campus by threat of expulsion or firing
Therefore be it resolved that the College Republicans at WMU call on Western Michigan University to repeal its policies restricting the ownership and carrying of firearms on campus.