RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE
OF
THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Adopted 22 February 2018


Whereas, The current weapon storage is contained within Residence Life Halls and is regulated by resident advisors, who are typically students. The storage closets are not temperature controlled; and,
Whereas, The current weapon storage policies prohibit handguns on campus and students have been caught with them in their cars, which is also against university policy; and,
Whereas, The proposed weapon storage facility will be regulated by campus police employees, will allow handguns, and will be temperature controlled; and,
Whereas, Montana consistently ranks in the top five states for suicide related deaths and a central weapon storage facility would help decrease access to firearms for means of suicide; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Associated Students of Montana State University support the proposed weapon storage location changes; and,
Resolved, That the Associated Students of Montana State University support an open forum held with the University Police Department and students to discuss policy surrounding the new storage facilities.