RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — In response to Texas House Bill 972 , which would allow licensed concealed handguns on campus, one college organization surveyed their peers to see what their opinion was on the bill.
The South Texas College's Student Government Association conducted surveys at their Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses to gauge where students stood on the legislation.
Of the approximately 558 students surveyed, 65% of students voted against allowing concealed handguns on campus for all students, faculty and staff.
Mid-Valley campus SGA President Denisse Carreon stated, "The general consensus is that students would feel unsafe, and many worry that it would affect their everyday life on campus. Of course, there are those that are for concealed handguns on campus, but they are in the minority."