Okla. House Committee Approves Campus Gun Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislation that would allow faculty and administrators to carry concealed handguns on college and university campuses was narrowly approved by a state House committee on March 2, despite opposition from school officials.

The bill will still allow higher education institutions to issue campus-wide bans on handguns, NECN reports. The measure is similar to a bill pending in the Senate.

The committee also approved two other pieces of legislation involving gun rights. One would schedule a public referendum next year on whether or not to allow Oklahoma residents to openly carry a holstered firearm. The second would lift a ban on guns in vehicles in the parking lot of the Oklahoma CareerTech Association.

The bills were sent to the House floor.

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