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    Does Blue Ridge Community College really allow Concealed Carry?

    I've read on here numerous times that Blue Ridge Community College allows students with a CHP to carry concealed on campus.

    This is what I found. Page 186 Item H.
    http://academic.brcc.edu/media/docs/catalog09-10.pdf

    So it appears to be saying that you can not carry a firearm on campus. Or are CHP holders exempt by that statue? This is what I found on the statue
    http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/18.2-308.HTM

    So if I'm reading it correctly it appears that it's saying CHP holders or any other person that meets one of those definitions is permitted to carry on campus. Am I correct here? If so is Blue Ridge the only school that allows students to carry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hometheaterman View Post
    I've read on here numerous times that Blue Ridge Community College allows students with a CHP to carry concealed on campus.

    This is what I found. Page 186 Item H.
    http://academic.brcc.edu/media/docs/catalog09-10.pdf

    So it appears to be saying that you can not carry a firearm on campus. Or are CHP holders exempt by that statue? This is what I found on the statue
    http://leg1.state.va.us/000/cod/18.2-308.HTM

    So if I'm reading it correctly it appears that it's saying CHP holders or any other person that meets one of those definitions is permitted to carry on campus. Am I correct here? If so is Blue Ridge the only school that allows students to carry?
    I read it to mean if you are a student... you can't carry at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I read it to mean if you are a student... you can't carry at all.
    18.2-308 creates no "exemptions" from university regulations. Why else would they mention that in the document, except to mean that CC is ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I read it to mean if you are a student... you can't carry at all.
    To be honest, I read it as that way too at first. However, after reading the code I wasn't sure if that meant you were exempt or not. I know I'd read on here that CC is allowed which is what got me curious originally, so I looked it up and that's what I found. After reading the code again, I'm not seeing where it mentions CHP holders are exempt, however, I see where it talks about how to apply for a permit. Am I missing something here about CHP holders?
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    My reading on trhe Disciplinary Procedures policy is different. All they do is say that if a student is accused of "posing a serious threat to the wellbeing or safety of" students, faculty, staff, property or operations, the student is subject to disciplinary action.

    I fail to see how legal concealed carry would pose any such serious threat. If I were accused of such, I'd make the major part of my defense the obligation for the administration to prove how crossing an imaginary boundary changed a lawful action that posed no serious threat to the wellbeing or safety of the population at large, or to the property or operations of the Commonwealth outside that imaginary boundary, to a threat once on the college side of the boundary. And then I'd laugh all the way to the dealership to purchase the limosine I'd ride in to the bank to deposit the settlement they paid to me.

    Thus, as far as I can see, their policies do not prohibit concealed carry. For that matter, I do not see them prohibiting open carry, or the driving of a tank with appropriate road treads, or the carrying of my USMC NCO saber.

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