gun control

Mayor Susan Baldwin says she has no plans to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Debate over guns on college campuses

Apr 10, 2013
Melissa Golden / AP photo

As the debate over guns and gun-related violence continues around the country, many university presidents say guns should not be allowed on campus. Western Michigan University and other schools have long had strict rules on weapons that students and others must follow. But some students say the university’s policy conflicts with a state law allowing people with concealed weapon permits to bring their guns to campus.

School security, emergency preparedness also discussed by education and law enforcement officials

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell among those signing the letter backing legislation.

Group wants laws that would make gun trafficking a federal crime, require background checks for gun purchases and improve access to mental health services.