Arizona State Senator Jack Harper, a longtime gun advocate, has sponsored a new bill to allow professors to carry concealed firearms on campus. According to an article in the Arizona Republic:

Harper said an Arizona university professor, who feels like staff are “sitting ducks” on campus, brought the issue to him. He said his intention is to limit the bill to college faculty and not expand it to students and other staff.

He believes the legislation will make college campuses safer by deterring criminals. It would eliminate what is essentially now a “defense-free zone” with only campus police permitted to carry guns.

Because, you know, obviously more guns are exactly what American colleges need to promote safety on campus.

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Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer