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West Virginia University expresses concern as Campus Carry gun bill appears up for revival

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

Campus Carry may be back before the Legislature.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Four bills allowing people with concealed carry permits to carry on higher education campuses have been introduced this session, and on Thursday morning, WVU President Gordon Gee shared his concerns with The Dominion Post that one of them may be coming before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Obviously, we’re very concerned,” Gee said. “We have one of the really, truly safe campuses in this country. We have a wonderful university police force. The Morgantown police have been very responsive to any of the needs that we have had. There’s been no reason whatsoever to think about even having a campus carry bill or a campus carry program on our campus.

“I have personally been opposed to Campus Carry, and I know that our university family – the majority of our faculty, staff and students have certainly been opposed,” Gee said.

Later in the day, WVU sent out a press release saying Gee also sent a letter to state senators about the issue…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/03/11/wvu-expresses-concern-as-campus-carry-gun-bill-appears-up-for-revival/

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