ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — They can’t have stun guns, so they’re bringing toy guns to the University of New Mexico campus in protest, say conservative and libertarian student groups on campus.
Marina Herrera, a member of the UNM chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, said she and other students will bring Nerf guns, devices that launch foam projectiles, in protest of a lack of policy that allows students to carry stun guns or pepper spray. She said the Nerf guns represent the only self-defense device UNM allows students.
The protest runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Smith Plaza. Herrera said student protesters will also be collecting signatures for a petition calling for the university to allow stun guns and pepper spray on campus. Students from the UNM chapters of the Young Americans for Freedom, Young Americans for Liberty and others will attend the protest, Herrera said.