Well VCU is going to be buying up pretty much all of downtown (my econ professor said that they were trying to buy up buildings to connect the monroe park campus to MCV), so good luck being able to carry at all in downtown richmond in about 20 years or so. You'd think that with the campus being in such a volatile area, they wouldn't be as strict with firearms. There have been a few assaults on students, in fact, over the past few years. Last year a student got knifed in a VCU parking garage, and we recieved an e-mail about it and how we can be "safe". One of their strategies was to pretend like you're talking on your cell phone if you're being followed. So what, you can throw your phone at the attacker or something?
And if they catch you with pepper spray, you don't get in trouble, but the spray is confiscated. So pretty much you aren't allowed to carry anything. Not even a pocket knife. It's interesting how VCU is disarming their students more and more, and sends out e-mails reporting attacks and how talking on your cell phone will make you safe.
And don't even get me started on the VCU police. Terrible response time. Got stuck in an elevator in the business building last year with 7 people, and it took an hour and a half for an officer to get there to assess the situation.
I think VCU is just turning into another one of those "weapon-free" zones like public schools and some banks. It's just ironic how these places seem to be more frequently involved in violent crimes than places that allow guns. Can't really do anything about it though I suppose. The place where I keep my guns locked up is only like 4 blocks off campus though and I have a key so I can pick them up whenever I want, so it's not too bad...