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Viking Voices 1/12

Viking Voices showcases student opinions on different issues by asking them different questions. This week we asked students: “How would you feel knowing a fellow Western student was practicing concealed carry of a sidearm?

Grayson Hagopian, freshman business and marketing major
Grayson Hagopian, freshman business and marketing major

“I wouldn’t necessarily feel more or less safe, but it would be a little unnerving to know that someone does in fact have a weapon on them on campus.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sally Wheldon, junior environmental studies major
Sally Wheldon, junior environmental studies major

“I would feel uncomfortable and a little unsure about being on campus, because you never know what someone’s going through and what their intentions are when they have a gun.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor Hergert, senior history major
Taylor Hergert, senior history major

“I’d feel kind of uncomfortable just because of the situations we’ve had in the past few years of shootings on campus, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable knowing that.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Henderson, junior operations management major
Spencer Henderson, junior operations management major

“I wouldn’t feel safe. I feel like it would encourage myself and maybe others to contemplate doing the same just because of a general fear. I think that a university should be a safe environment.”

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