Concealed handguns; possession by full-time faculty members at higher educational institutions. (HB79)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)

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

DateAction
12/07/2015Committee
12/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100775D
12/07/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Higher Education
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB79)
02/16/2016Left in Education

Comments

KAB writes:

All we need is another Amy Bishop http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/24/ex-professor-gets-life-sentence-for-shooting-rampage-at-alabama-college/

EB BR HW writes:

As graduate students at a public institution of higher education, we feel that full-time faculty members should not be allowed to carry a concealed handgun on campus. We fear that the gun could fall into the wrong hands, make students feel unsafe, and cause disruptions in the classroom. Institutions of higher education employ police officers and security on campus to ensure that students are kept safe. Further, colleges and universities are seated within communities that have their own police departments, which in the event of an emergency, could be dispatched to the campus. Allowing full-time faculty to bring concealed weapons on to campus could cause more destruction and disruption than good and should not be permitted.