Ohio State Sued for Banning Guns on Campus
Two concealed-carry groups have filed a lawsuit against OSU, claiming that the university’s code of conduct, which prohibits firearms on campus, violates state law.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Students for Concealed Carry Foundation has filed a lawsuit against Ohio State University (OSU), claiming that the school’s code of conduct, which prohibits students from carrying guns on campus, violates a state law.
Although state law bans firearms from university campuses, it exempts guns that are stored in the locked car of a holder of a concealed-carry permit, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
However, OSU’s code of conduct, which bans all firearms and other dangerous weapons on campus, does not acknowledge the exception, violating state law, according to the lawsuit.
Ohioans for Concealed Carry have joined SCCF in the lawsuit, which also says the code of conduct violates state law because it says that students cannot possess a firearm when they are off-campus and participating in any activity related to the university.
The two groups believe that OSU’s jurisdiction should end at the campus border.
It is unclear whether any students have been disciplined under OSU’s no-gun policy.
For years, concealed-carry groups have tried to get OSU to change its policy; however, university officials have stood firm with their decision.
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