This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
In an effort to avoid having cars burgled, campus security would like to advertise free gun storage in the USU Eastern Purchasing and Receiving Building.
While campus policy does not allow residents to keep firearms in their residential housing, the USU Eastern Price Campus provides a safe storage facility for weapons.
This facility allows students to access their weapons by contacting campus security at any time, although calls at night may require a greater response time, according to Jason Marshal, part-time campus police officer.
Keeping firearms in personal vehicles, while it does allow for easier access for whimsical trysts to a preferred firing area, makes the weapons more accessible to burglars and, as with any valuables stored, makes the vehicle more of a target.
In the past campus security has housed two to five guns for students. The campus police would like to see this number increase for the safety of the campus community as well as to protect valuables that might otherwise be targeted by opportunists of lesser moral character.