A university in Utah?
Thread: UT Chattanooga
Got off the phone with UTC police deputy chief... Apparently I cant store my fire arm in my trunk or in a lock bock while on campus... Any suggestions???
A university in Utah?
Well, they would have to know it was there...
It is a question of Policy, not necessarily law - please read the Knoxville topic, as it deals with UT policy.
But the reason I said to unload it was to remove any question about the intent to go armed. If they still arrest you, they don't know the law apparnetly...
It is an offense for any person to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed, any firearm, not used solely for instructional or school-sanctioned ceremonial purposes, in any public or private school building or bus, on any public or private school campus, grounds, recreation area, athletic field or any other property owned, used or operated by any board of education, school, college or university board of trustees, regents or directors for the administration of any public or private educational institution. It is not an offense under this subsection (c) for a nonstudent adult to possess a firearm, if the firearm is contained within a private vehicle operated by the adult and is not handled by the adult, or by any other person acting with the expressed or implied consent of the adult, while the vehicle is on school property.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin
Man this sucks being unarmed at his university....... The distinction between the college and city is almost invisible the campus open and nut jobs have easy access to the campus and even better egress from the campus
Looks like our Governor is trying to stop the campus admin law from passing too. Hard to trust someone that was signed on with Bloomberg at one time.
Ya looks like its time for a conceal campus carry group at UTC
Yeah not to mention some of the thuggish kids that go to school there and are part of the crime rate problem in downtown when people get jumped, robbed, and fights break out... I wouldn't want to be at UTC w/o a permit.
The latest statistics from 2008 shown here http://www.utc.edu/Administration/De...k2009-2010.pdf indicate no rapes, homicides, or robberies and only one aggravated assault for that year on UTCs campus.
Do you seriously feel the need to carry body armor and a firearm on campus or are you more concerned with surrounding areas? I've been to Chattanooga quite a few times and I don't see the type of crime you're implying, particularly for a campus. I mean every city has its problems, but you're not dealing with Memphis. If you're off-site in a bad area, then sure, but it's hard for me to believe that students on UTCs campus are worse off than those at Austin Peay in Clarksville or MTSU in Murfreesboro.
Last edited by SgtScott31; 09-02-2011 at 05:50 AM.
Last edited by SgtScott31; 09-02-2011 at 10:23 PM.
I know how you feel. I go to ETSU and work at a hospital, so I rarely get to carry anywhere. Can't wait to graduate and get a real job.
"Anyone worth shooting once is worth shooting twice." -Zeus
"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back!" - Malcolm Reynolds
EDC = Walther PPQ 9mm
Thanks for your enlighte.....errr interesting response there.
Hopefully UTC never has a shooting spree like VT. A "No Firearms" policy was devastatingly effective there.
Oh and save the "This is Tennessee bro!" commentary, as its utterly meaningless, and a narrowly focused, obvious attempt to kick very salient points out of an argument you simply are ill-prepared to participate in.
While you're at it, you should take your ball and go home. Just sayin.
As far as Virginia Tech goes, did they change the weapon policy following the attack? Nope (http://www.policies.vt.edu/5616.pdf).
I'm not worried about defending myself. I didn't carry a gun for nearly 27 years and went to three different campuses. I'm a LEO and still don't carry all the time. I still believe there is no need to carry at the campus I went to for my undergrad, which is the biggest university in TN (22k+ last I checked).
I'm not ill-prepared to participate in anything. I share a different opinion than the majority on this forum. When word gets around to all of the veteran members, then an onslaught ensues. I find it entertaining that one member tells another about the discussion, regardless of the state (and its laws) and you all come rushing in. I'm not one to shy away from a good discussion, but to hear the same blabber and insults from guys who make a living posting in here about how they're right about everything, it gets old. Let me save you the trouble. If you have a problem with the laws, deal with the legislators. If you have a problem with university rules, go to the administration. If you have a problem with a court ruling, well, can't do much about that. Your opinions and interpretations of rules, 2nd Amendment issues, and laws are just that, OPINIONS. I enforce the current laws in my state. I have yet to cause a permit holder any grief and one that rarely even writes a ticket. I will exercise discretion when I need to, but I don't forget that I can enforce any laws that TN decides to put in the books. If you (or anyone else) don't like them, it's sort of pointless to whine to me about it.
Last edited by SgtScott31; 09-22-2011 at 02:12 AM.