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Thread: VA AG defends colleges' choice to ban concealed weapons

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    Virginia attorney general defends colleges' choice to ban concealed weapons

    March 18, 2008

    "Virginia’s colleges have the right to prevent students – even those with concealed-weapons permits – from carrying firearms on campus if college rules prohibit them, the state’s attorney general said here Monday. Bob McDonnell visited with Appalachian School of Law students during a tour of Southwest Virginia. The attorney general was a guest of The Federalist Society and addressed students on property rights and other constitutional issues...."

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    No big deal here. AG's opinion in 2006 (see letter @ "official letters" @ ) said the same thing.

    VCDL has gotten bills entered in the General Assembly to make preemption total by clarifying that state entities such as Boards of Governors can only make rules regarding firearms as specifically permitted by the General Assembly. Unfortunately, the bills have not been sucessfully voted on -- yet!

    As the saying goes - wait till next year.

    stay safe.

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