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House Education Committee passes bill to allow concealed carry on West Virginia college campuses in West Virginia


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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A topic on many college campuses in West Virginia currently is the debate on whether to allow concealed carry on campus. Friday morning, House Bill 4298, requiring West Virginia universities and colleges to allow people with a gun license to carry concealed guns on campus, passed out of the House Education Committee. Many people at Marshall spoke out in opposition of the current bill.

In a message to members of the House Judiciary Committee, Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert voiced his concerns. In the message, Gilbert said he believes his top priority is ensuring the safety of everyone on campus.

“As a university president, one of my chief responsibilities is to be sure that we do everything we can to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” Gilbert said in the message.

In the message, Gilbert also said he does not believe allowing individuals to bring guns on campus will make campus safer.

“I firmly believe that guns on campus will decrease the level of safety and put people at more risk of accidental or purposeful injury due to firearm use,” Gilbert said.

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