Campaigns to Overrule Campus Gun Bans Have Failed in Many States

Ethan Elliott was a corporal in the Marine Corps when 32 students and professors were shot dead at Virginia Tech. Now he's a freshman at Pima Community College who wants to protect himself and others from a similar incident — by carrying a gun on the Tucson, Ariz., campus.

"I see no reason I shouldn't be able to carry in class," he says, "just like I carry in the mall, and just like I carry everywhere else." Mr. Elliott feels safer with his Springfield 1911 pistol close at