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Marc Giauque, KSL NewsradioAs students around the country mourn the losses at Virginia Tech, some of the national spotlight is shining on Utah colleges and the state's concealed weapons law.
Brent Tenney is among the students who can and do carry concealed weapons on campus. The thick haired braces-wearing senior says he's not surprised by the national spotlight on Utah schools, which he believes are safer. "I feel safer. There are people that, well obviously, there are some that feel less safe because there are people walking around carrying concealed weapons. Whether that will be enough to deter someone like this guy at Virginia Tech who wanted to do something bad, I don't know," Tenney said.
The University of Utah lost a long battle to ban concealed weapons on campus. A spokesperson says the policy now is what it is and won't be challenged any further.