Va. Senate Rejects Bill Allowing Guns on College Campuses
RICHMOND, Va. — On Feb. 4, the Virginia Senate Rules Committee rejected a bill that would have prevented state agencies from implementing gun regulations that are stricter than those passed by the legislature. Under the bill, college and universities would have had to allow guns to be carried on campus.
The panel rejected the bill 12 to 2, Newsleader.com reports. Last month, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled in favor of George Mason University’s gun policy, which disallows firearms in campus buildings and at sporting or entertainment events.
Also, the House of Delegates Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee struck down several bills that would have eased gun control, such as eliminating the requirement of a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
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