LSU football coach Les Miles
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Miles Comments on Louisiana HB27
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Published: May 18, 2009, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:38 AM (CT)
by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette), Sr. Assoc. Athletic Director/SID

LSU coach Les Miles’ response to Louisiana House Bill 27, which would allow anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry a gun on Louisiana’s college campuses.

“I am concerned about this piece of legislation for reasons far greater than sports. Having worked on a college campus for most of my career, I know that firearms do not belong on campus. To allow firearms on campus would be to introduce an element of risk that could compromise all that is good about a university setting.

“College campuses should be about the exchange of ideas, the transfer of knowledge, and challenging discussions, not firearms and the dangers that they present.

“College campuses for a great majority of our history have been a safe haven for students and to allow firearms on our college campus will to some degree take away the innocence of what our campuses represent."

 

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