This is a major victory for self-defense on our college campuses. But unlike Capital University, many universities institute policies that put students at risk with outright bans prohibiting even non-lethal weapons such as tasers and mace. The facts show that policies aimed at restricting the ownership and use of self-defense weapons only makes it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to gain access to what they need to defend themselves, creating more potential victims on campuses across the country.
“As speaker of the Capital University Student Senate it was great to see YAL chapter members take the initiative through student government to address policies that endangered students. Soon after the legislation passed we were informed that the student hand book had been changed to reflect that pepper spray and mace were now legal for students to carry for self-defense purposes. Members of our YAL chapter have created a lasting impact on our campus community by ensuring students have the right to defend themselves,” said Garrett Kehr, YAL Ohio State Chair and Capital University Chapter President.