The Intelligencer: West Liberty University Plans Gun Ban On Campus

A university in West Virginia is proposing to ban firearms on their campus. This proposed ban is counter-intuitive to a law passed by the state that allows anyone 21 years old or older to conceal carry a handgun without a permit. Via The Intelligencer:

Anyone heading to the West Liberty University campus will likely soon need to leave their firearms behind, whether they’re concealed carry handguns or rifles hanging on pickup truck gun racks.

Citing both the West Virginia Legislature’s adoption of House Bill 4145 earlier this year — which allows anyone 21 or older to carry a concealed handgun without a permit — and a string of deadly mass shootings across the U.S. during the last few years, the university’s Board of Governors voted unanimously Wednesday to enter a 30-day comment period for the planned new policy.

After accepting comments from faculty, staff members and students, board members plan to consider adoption of the policy during their next regular meeting, which is set for 4 p.m. Oct. 5 in Shaw Hall.

University President Stephen Greiner said the West Liberty policy would not only apply to concealed carry handguns, but to any gun that could be seen inside a private vehicle parked on campus. This could include a handgun on a seat, or a shotgun in a gun rack.

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