Oklahoma House Committee passes bill letting faculty carry permitted concealed handguns on campus

So much for the arguments against concealed carry on campus being about concerns over the behavior of students. Apparently, there is significant opposition to even faculty carrying permitted concealed handguns.

A legislative panel has narrowly approved legislation that would allow faculty and administrators at Oklahoma colleges and universities to carry concealed weapons on campus.

The House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday also approved legislation that call for a public referendum on whether to allow Oklahomans to openly carry a holstered firearm.

Committee members voted 9-8 Wednesday on a measure by Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore that would permit college faculty members and administrators to carry firearms. Terrill said colleges can still adopt local rules to ban them.

Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson says college presidents oppose the bill and believe it would make their campuses ore dangerous. . . .

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