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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-11 09:14 PM
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VIRGINIA: Colleges don't have authority to ban concealed carry on campus.
http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6976

Virginia: State Colleges Do Not Have the Authority to Ban Concealed Carry on Campus According to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli



In response to a question posed by state Senator Emmett Hanger (R- Mount Solon), Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently issued an opinion stating that state universities and colleges - such as the University of Virginia - do not have the legal authority to prohibit permit holders from carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense. With his opinion found here, the Attorney General explains that where permit holders are lawfully allowed to carry may only be prohibited by law, not school policy. AG Cuccinelli did however state that bans on open carrying may still be enforced based on trespassing laws.

Consistent with his recent opinion stating that self-defense is a valid reason for permit holders to carry in church, this most recent action enforces the fact that state agencies, such as public universities, do not have the authority to establish policy in direct violation of state law. Virginia does not expressly prohibit permit holders from carrying concealed for self-defense on university or college campuses.

While this opinion is good news for permit holders, the university or college still has authority over students and staff and actions could be taken to expel students or fire staff, should they violate the schools policy. Should the school want to make their policy law, they would then be forced to go through the complete administrative process to have an official regulation added to the Virginia Administrative Code.


So it can be an administrative rule and if caught they can ask you to leave and take adminstrative action such as expulsion, but you can't be criminally charged. Since concealed means C-O-N-C-E-A-L-E-Dthen if I were a student I would carry a Ruger LCP or similar gun.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 09:11 AM
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1. thanks to Ken I now carry on Sundays to church.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 11:36 AM
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2. Senator Emmett Hanger (R- Moran Mount Solon), Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R-uber-moran)
more R-moran gun luv

yup
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eqfan592 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:30 PM
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3. As had been said previously to you..
...I don't think anybody here has much love for the GOP. That you can't distinguish between supporting a specific policy and supporting an individual on ALL policies is very telling about you. It demonstrates a lack of critical thinking on your part, which would also be supported by your spam-posting of news articles as though you were making some sort of larger point other than the fact that you are a spammer.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 01:53 PM
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4. GOP gun laws suck
the end

yup
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 02:54 PM
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6. all gun laws suck....that's the problem
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AzWorker Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-11 02:52 PM
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5. Freedom
........is spreading
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