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Many oppose bill to allow concealed carry on West Virginia campuses

By TAYLOR STUCK

The Herald-Dispatch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —The best way to protect students on West Virginia’s campuses of higher learning was up for debate Monday as the West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee listened to opinions from the public on a bill to allow the concealed carry of firearms on campuses.

Higher education presidents, student body presidents, faculty representatives, campus and county police officers, students and parents rose in opposition to House Bill 2519 while a smaller group of mainly West Virginia Citizen’s Defense League members spoke in favor.

HB 2519 would remove the high education institution’s board of governors’ right to prohibit the concealed carry of firearms on their campuses.

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