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The Flaws in Georgia's Campus Carry Bill

The Flaws in Georgia’s Campus Carry Bill

At least one flaw in an update to Georgia's concealed weapons law caused one gun-supporting member of the House of Representatives to vote against it. "I am not opposed to the bill," said Rep. Clay Pirkle (R-Turner County). "I looked at the bill. I had questions and insufficient time to get answers. If I don't…

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Concealed Carry on College Campuses: Issues & Updates

Concealed Carry on College Campuses: Issues & Updates

A very hotly-debated topic now is the right to conceal carry a handgun on college campuses and school property. What seems an obvious or pretty basic decision by many, is not by others. It can become complicated. Some even add the issue of faculty and students carrying a gun at ANY school-related event or activity…

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Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Campus Carry Laws

Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Campus Carry Laws

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled last week upholding the weaker of two campus carry laws signed by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2014. The high court affirmed an earlier ruling to dismiss a complaint filed by the gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org against the state Code Revision Commission. The issue started when Deal signed HB 862 into law on…

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Texas Campus Carry News: Lawsuits and Sex Toys

Texas Campus Carry News: Lawsuits and Sex Toys

Remember those University of Texas professors and their throw-everything-at-the-wall-to-see-what-sticks lawsuit in an effort to block Texas campus carry? Well, turns out, nothing stuck. A federal judge denied their request for a preliminary injunction Monday. Classes started Wednesday, as did the first day of campus carry. Needless to say, no gunfights erupted in the hallways.  Unfortunately…

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University of Texas Professors Sue to Stop Campus Carry

University of Texas Professors Sue to Stop Campus Carry

In a last ditch effort against the new Texas campus carry law, three University of Texas at Austin professors sued the state and university on Wednesday, citing “dangerously-experimental gun policies” that they claim violate their rights. The lawsuit comes weeks before the new state law takes effect on Aug. 1. The plaintiffs in the case,…

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Concealed Carry Allowed for Students of the University of Texas Starting Aug. 1 with Exceptions

Concealed Carry Allowed for Students of the University of Texas Starting Aug. 1 with Restrictions

This past Wednesday, the University of Texas-Austin released its policy regarding campus carry, Campus Carry Policies and Implementation Strategies. Even though the school's president did not agree with allowing concealed carry on campus, he states that "he has an obligation to uphold the law." "I do not believe handguns belong on a university campus, so…

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Wisconsin School Zone Empowerment Act Would Allow CCW in Schools

Wisconsin School Zone Empowerment Act Would Allow CCW in Schools

Sen. Mary Lazich and Rep. Rob Brooks introduced the Wisconsin School Zone Empowerment Act on Jan. 13, 2016 which would allow people with concealed carry licenses to carry on school grounds. It would also allow each school district to establish its own policy on concealed carry within school buildings. The authors were quoted as saying "It…

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Arizona Lawmaker Seeks Campus CCW Law

Arizona Lawmaker Seeks Campus CCW Law

Arizona State Representative Sonny Borrelli, R-Bullhead City has introduced a bill to the House that would allow students, faculty, and staff at all public universities, colleges and community colleges to carry a concealed handgun on campus if they posses the appropriate permit.  The proposed law, HB 2072, has several co-sponsors all of whom are listed…

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Rice University Rejects Texas Campus Concealed Carry

Rice University Rejects Texas Campus Concealed Carry

Rice University in Houston, Texas has rejected the state's legalization of concealed carry on campus. This move is protected by the legislation, which allows private schools like Rice to opt out. When the campus CCW bill went before the state legislature, Rice University President David Leebron made a statement noting the exemption for private institutions and that…

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Texas Professor Quits Over Concealed Carry Law (2)

Texas Professor Quits Over Concealed Carry Law

Texas's Campus Carry Law goes into effect on August 1, 2016.  It changes state regulation of concealed carry, allowing—with some exceptions—students and faculty who have a concealed carry license to carry a concealed handgun on college and university campuses and in classrooms. Previously, the possession of a firearm had been prohibited on campus, with or…

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