On The Record: Do you think campus police should be armed? Why or why not?
By Ryan Flores
Muhammed Choudhery, 16 Undeclared “Why do they need to be armed? People don’t come here for violence. They can be armed outside, not inside. This is supposed to be a safe zone.”
David Weld, 44 Substance Abuse Counseling Major “No. I don’t know that they have the training and I don’t think that their jobs warrant that kind of security. It can also potentially cause more problems. We’re gonna start having students bringing guns to school.”
Janay Wallace, 28 Nursing Major “It depends whether or not they have experience defending themselves without guns. Also, what happened with the Oakland Bart Police was unnecessary.”
Victorianna Dunn, 34 Undeclared “I don’t think so. I’m not entirely sure about the training for the campus police.”
Almareli Salmeron, 19 Undeclared “No, I don’t think it’s ok. We don’t see any dangerous things happening here. Plus, the police department is very quick.”
Elcer Rivas, 20 Education Major “I don’t think so, as long as there is enforcement nearby. Bringing arms to this environment isn’t good for the students. Instead, maybe cameras or other means, or an increase of security.”
John Espejo, 21 Business Major “They definitely should because criminals got them, so if they don’t, then how are they gonna protect us? What’s the point of having them here then? Then they’re just like us”
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