Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listened to testimony for nearly three hours Wednesday before delaying action on HB 859 that would legalize guns on college campuses.
Thirty-nine people testified both in favor of and against State Rep. Rick Jasperse’s “Campus Safety Act” that would allow anyone 21 or older with a carry license to possess a gun anywhere on a public college or university campus, except for inside dormitories, fraternities and sorority houses, and at athletic events. The proposed bill, which passed the House by a convincing 113-59 margin, also requires that those weapons be concealed.
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