Republicans would be wise to start pushing this more aggressively in more states. If only as push back to what is happening in Virginia.

Campus Reform reports:

This state could be next to pull the trigger on campus carry

Students in Tennessee may soon be able to conceal carry on campus if a bill that has already been introduced in the state legislature passes.

The bill was put forth in the house by Tennessee State Rep. Rush Bricken and in the senate by state Sen. Janice Bowling. It seeks to allow students with the requisite permit to conceal carry “on property owned, operated, or controlled by the public institution of higher education at which the student is registered.”

The bill stipulates that students who carry must be “otherwise in compliance with state law.”

In Tennessee, this means a person must be 21 years of age, have completed the mandatory permit to carry class, and paid a fee– among other things, according to the U.S. Conceal Carry Association (USCCA).

The proposed legislation received its first reading before the Tennessee House earlier this week and was introduced and passed on first consideration in the state Senate.

If signed into law, this measure would take effect on July 1 and only apply to state schools.

Campus Reform spoke with professor Andrew Donadio of Tennessee Tech University about this matter.

Donadio, a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander, current Putnam County Commissioner and the treasurer of the Putnam County Republican Party, fully supports allowing students to carry on campus.

On the topic of passing Bricken and Bowling’s legislation, Donadilo says “it doesn’t make sense not to.”


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