On October 28, 2015, the AFS Executive Board voted to approve adding the Society to a list of learned-society signers of a statement originally crafted by the American Political Science Association expressing concern over the recent Texas law that allows the carrying of concealed weapons on campuses in the state. Here is the text of the APSA's original statement:
The American Political Science Association is deeply concerned about the impact of Texas’s new Campus Carry law on freedom of expression in Texas universities. The law, which was passed earlier this year and takes effect in 2016, allows licensed handgun carriers to bring concealed handguns into buildings on Texas campuses. The APSA is concerned that the Campus Carry law and similar laws in other states introduce serious safety threats on college campuses with a resulting harmful effect on professors and students.