OAH Joins Statement on Campus Carry

November 30, 2015

The Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians strongly supports the statement endorsed by numerous scholarly organizations expressing deep concern about laws permitting individuals to carry guns in college classrooms and throughout college campuses.

The statement reads: “The undersigned learned societies are deeply concerned about the impact of Texas’s new Campus Carry law on freedom of expression in Texas universities. The law, which was passed earlier this year and takes effect in 2016, allows licensed handgun carriers to bring concealed handguns into buildings on Texas campuses. Our societies are concerned that the Campus Carry law and similar laws in other states introduce serious safety threats on college campuses with a resulting harmful effect on students and professors.”

  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Antiquarian Society
  • American Association for the History of Medicine
  • American Folklore Society
  • American Historical Association
  • American Musicological Society
  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Studies Association
  • American Society for Aesthetics
  • American Society for Environmental History
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Association of American Geographers
  • College Art Association
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Law and Society Association
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Middle East Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Communication Association
  • National Council on Public History
  • Oral History Association
  • Society for American Music
  • Society of Architectural Historians
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Society for Ethnomusicology World History Association