“The board’s amendment fortifies existing gun-safety measures by allowing only certified law enforcement officers and those with an approved educational or research purpose to possess a firearm on university grounds”
Why is this happening now? And how does disarming students make them any safer?
Campus Reform reports:
MSU trustees restrict concealed carry on campus in wake of mass shooting
A public university in Michigan is electing to cram down on gun rights as a result of a February campus shooting by a man who had no affiliation with the school.
On Sept. 8, Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees voted to amend its weapons policy in order to effectively ban concealed carry on campus.
“The board’s amendment fortifies existing gun-safety measures by allowing only certified law enforcement officers and those with an approved educational or research purpose to possess a firearm on university grounds,” the board announced.
According to Michigan Advance, the school’s previous policy had restricted students and staff from carrying firearms on campus, but a loophole in the MSU guidelines technically permitted members of the public to carry on school grounds.
Under the rule change, only police officers and campus security personnel may now possess firearms. The new policy also allows an exemption for those who are legally authorized to carry when driving on a university road, so long as they remain in the vehicle.
“We see this amendment as a necessary action in our ongoing effort to create a safer environment for Spartans to learn and live, and to ensure those visiting our campuses adhere to the same requirements we set forward for students and employees,” Interim MSU President Teresa Woodruff stated after the board’s announcement.
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