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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Radford Latest State University to Ban Concealed Carry on Campus

WSLS NBC 10 reports that the Radford University Board of Visitors voted nine to five yesterday to ban students and employees from carrying firearms from buildings and university outdoor events.
The university's employees, students, and volunteers are prohibited from carrying, maintaining, or storing a firearm or weapon on any university property. Any visitor or other third party attending a sporting, entertainment, or educational event, or visiting an academic or administrative office building, dining facility, or residence hall, is prohibited from carrying, maintaining, or storing a firearm or weapon on any university facility, even if the owner has a valid permit. This prohibition also applies to all events on campus where people congregate in any public or outdoor areas.


Any such individual who is reported or discovered to possess a firearm or weapon on university property will be asked to remove it immediately from university property. Failure to comply may result in a student conduct referral, an employee disciplinary action, and/or arrest.
Since Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli last year said that colleges and universities must pass a regulation to restrict carrying concealed firearms by legal permit holders, most all of the state's public colleges and universities have voted to do so.  In the past, institutions of higher education had simple policies banning firearms but the Cuccinelli opinion said a simple policy was insufficient.

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