It’s amazing how much traction this issue has gotten in the last few years. Shouldn’t this just be a given at public universities?
Campus Reform reports:
Campus carry bills make headway in WV, SD
Two states have made moves to reinstate the Second Amendment rights of college students on public university campuses.
On Monday, the West Virginia House of Delegates held a hearing to address House Bill 2519, the “Campus Self Defense Act,” reported The Parthenon. The legislation is West Virginia’s version of a campus carry bill, which was written with the intent of “denying institutions of higher education the authority to restrict or regulate the carrying of a concealed deadly weapon by a person who holds a current license to carry a concealed deadly weapon.”
West Virginia University fourth-year student and WV College Republicans State Chair Jillian Kinder told Campus Reform she believes that there is no reason why students who have valid concealed carry permits should not be allowed to carry on campus, noting that “constitutional rights don’t stop where campus begins.” …
Halfway across the country, the South Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee pushed forward another campus gun bill, Senate Bill 122, by a 4-3 vote on Tuesday, according to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
The bill would eliminate gun-free zones on colleges campuses across the state, and ensure that “neither the Board of Regents nor the South Dakota Board of Technical Education, nor any institution of higher education under the control of the Board of Regents or the South Dakota Board of Technical Education, may adopt any rule, regulation, policy, standard, or other directive that limits or restricts the right of a person to carry or possess a firearm within the boundaries of the institution, beyond those limitations or restrictions set forth in law.”
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