The former campus police chief's presentation on actions to take in the event of an armed aggressor event included several good points for consideration. Ultimately though, the prevailing logic points to removal of the prohibition policy. Even the police know that concealed carry is a reality on campus regardless of policy. Many know that U of A policy and Alaska statute Article 1 section 19 and the implications of section 14 do not really align. Many also know that it would be far more helpful to innocent citizens and the police alike to have trained citizens who are carrying concealed on location of an event because when seconds count, the police are usually only minutes away.
I don't know of a single person who'd declare that a firearms prohibition sign posted on a building as notification of policy would repel an armed aggressor. So the policy is of zero value and needs to be removed.
UAA Senior Staff