Annapolis, MD – Democrats are pushing bills to ban guns on college campuses to help prevent suicides and accidental deaths, but opponents argue that banning guns on campus will make students and faculty vulnerable in a future mass shooting.

The legislation — sponsored in the House by Delegate Ben Barnes and in the Senate by Sen. Richard Madaleno, both Montgomery Democrats — would bar anyone from having a deadly weapon like a gun or a knife at any public college campus in the state.