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Higher educational institutions; possession of concealed handguns by faculty members. (HB91)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Possession of concealed handguns; faculty members at public institutions of higher education.  Allows full-time faculty members of public institutions of higher education who possess a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on campus. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 12/27/2011 Committee
  • 12/27/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100594D
  • 12/27/2011 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/13/2012 Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
  • 01/17/2012 Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 01/18/2012 Referred from Education
  • 01/18/2012 Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
  • 02/03/2012 Assigned MPPS sub: #3
  • 02/06/2012 Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
  • 02/14/2012 Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

In the News

Bill Would Let Professors Carry Guns

January 31, 2012
RICHMOND – Delegate Robert G. Marshall, R-Manassas, is the chief patron of a bill that would allow full-time faculty members of public institutions of higher education with a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed firearm on campus.

Comments

Stephen Long writes:

As a professor at a local university, I know that I would never want a gun for myself, and I would be alarmed if I had colleagues who were “packing heat.” University police departments have careful plans to respond to on-campus emergencies, and having an unknown number of additional guns on the scene will lead to accidents, not heroic rescues.

This bill is clearly aimed at earning Mr. Marshall some political points with national gun advocates before his run against George Allen. It has nothing to do with public safety on university campuses.