Boren was responding to a bill by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, that would allow veterans and other military personnel to carry concealed weapons on campus.
"Current law protects the constitutional rights of our people, but it wisely bans guns from schools and colleges. We should stick to the laws that have worked so well and allow our colleges to continue to improve safety on their campuses," Boren said.
Boren noted that the bill would hurt OU's ability to recruit students and faculty who would consider the campus unsafe.
Boren appealed to the legislators to reconsider the bill:
If it would help for me to get down on my knees to plead with the Legislature for the safety of our students, I would do so.