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Viewpoint: Former SGA president’s letter to administration regarding Concealed Carry

To who, this may concern,

I am addressing you this afternoon In light of the highly motivated response of our student body in regards to advancing the discussion on Concealed Carry on Campus. We have provided a variety of avenues upon which students could interact with the topic as well as formulate their own opinion of Concealed Carry on Campus. On March 19, our student government held a forum with community leaders as panelists to discuss the pros and cons of such legislation. A few days later we held a University Poll that measured our campuses support for the legislation. After collecting all the submissions, the student body polled in support of Concealed Carry on Campus. In reaction, the Student Government Association formulated a bill to recognize the voice of the students on this matter as well as provide equal representation during the discussions of such implementation of legislation on campus.

On behalf of the student body and the Student Government Association, I request the following be highly regarded as the wants and interests of the Texas A&M University-San Antonio student body:

  • We request an official Statement from University Leadership addressing Concealed Carry on Campus and how they will approach the wants of the student body.
  • In reaction to the University formulating a staff/faculty majority committee to study such possible implementation, we request our own student majority committee. We request that our representation not be allocated by current regulations but be subject to representation concurrent with the University Population. We request this committee be a 10 member unit led by the Vice President of Student Affairs.
  • We the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Student Body declare support for Concealed Carry on Campus.

Thank you for all your support to the student body and our Student Government looks forward to working with you on all future matters.

Andres Holliday

Student Body President

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

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