Guns on campus
Some time ago, the Utah Legislature enacted a bill forbidding public college campuses from restricting right to carry, the University of Utah sued in US District Court on a very weak theory, and lost.
This Salt Lake City Tribune article explores the policy issues.
Starting with: over the most recent five year period for which data are available, there were 23 gun related incidents on Utah campuses, of which 17 were BB or paintball guns. None involved threatening use of a firearm, and the only accidental discharge involved a BB gun.
Still, the University lobbyist worries, "When guns are present during tense, emotional times, "situations can escalate," Wirthlin said. "We worry about having that on campus.""