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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Arizona law would permit professors to carry guns

An Arizona legislator has introduced a bill that would allow faculty at public universities to carry guns on campus if they have a concealed weapons permit.  According to

Senate Bill 1011, sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Harper of Surprise, comes on the heels of passage last year of a bill that allows guns to be stored inside locked car trunks on public college campuses.  The latest bill is already generating debate among faculty, who are trying to figure out whether the legislation has legs. Faculty groups at Arizona have not yet taken positions.
“It's on our radar, and we're watching it with great attention and scrutiny,” said Rojann Alpers, an ASU professor and chair of the university's academic council.
Although the UA Faculty Senate has not voted, chair Wanda Howell said the senate wouldn't support the latest bill given the faculty's opposition to the previous law change that allows people to keep guns locked inside their cars on campus.
Since the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead, a handful of states have sought to put legislation in place that relaxes college firearm laws. Most states still prohibit guns on campus
You can read the rest here.

Hat tip to the Chronicle of Higher Ed.


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