Tuesday, August 14, 2007

LG Bill Bolling supports concealed carry firearms on campus

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling has traveled throughout the state listening to concerns as he builds his "100 ideas for the future of Virginia" ... and one concern he has heard over and over is the need to allow students and staff at universities to carry firearms on campus.

With students at over 60 university campuses working through Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, carrying firearms at college is an idea that is growing. Some feel by not allowing students and staff to defend themselves, they are left as sitting ducks for tragedies such as the Virginia Tech shooting in April that left 32 people dead before the gunman killed himself.

Bill Bolling, a staunch supporter of the second amendment, said, "... I don't know the answer to whether or not if someone had had a weapon with them on campus if it would have made a difference. I don't know that anyone in Norris Hall on the day of this shooting had a concealed carry permit, but you know what we're looking at is do the prohibitions make sense?"

Virginia law allows individual colleges and universities to decide whether to allow weapons on the premises. Currently they are banned at all state campuses except one, Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave.

Check out Chris' post ... LG Bolling Backs Virginians' Right to Bear Arms on Campus.

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