nova wrote:I know this has been discussed many times, but I can't find anything to support a ban on concealed or open carry on VCU by non-students/employees.
There are two exceptions to this rule...VCU, and GMU.
We all know about the prohibition at VCU...
The source of the claim of no carry on VCU comes from 8VAC90-10-50 which states in part 4:
However, if you look to 8VAC90-10-80 it states...no person, either singly or in concert with others, shall willfully:
4. Have in his possession any firearm, other weapon, or explosive, regardless of whether a license to possess the same has been issued, without the written authorization of the president of the university. This restriction does not apply to persons whose duties lawfully require the possession of firearms or other weapons.
These sections deal with University administrative action ranging from suspension to expulsion to restitution.
Now the only penalty a non-student/employee would be worried about would be restitution for the university, but I don't see how the university could force anyone to pay, especially as the section on restitution (8VAC90-10-160), states:
Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but just because the violation is found in state administrative code, doesn't mean it is criminal or illegal, or even carries any repercussions if the agency that the section of code applies to has no power over you as an individual.Restitution by the violator to the university or to members of the university community may serve, in certain instances, in lieu of or in addition to the application of the above penalties.
EDIT: Also, I have an acquantaince(sp) and CCP holder who sent a letter to the president of the university requesting permission to carry. He received an e-mail in response from the chief of VCU PD saying that no letters of permission will be issued.