Liberty University Vastly Improves Gun Policies
Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Liberty University (LU) has just changed their firearms policies to be more in line with the University’s name.
Not perfect by any means but most definitely a whole lot better!
The timing is interesting: VCDL is in the middle of its Operation Campus Safety campaign AND I will be speaking at the University on December 5th (I’ll be speaking at the new College Constitutional Conservative Christian Coalition club meeting).
Probably a coincidence, but interesting nonetheless.
Liberty is a private university and is not bound by the recent Supreme Court decision nor the Attorney General Cuccinelli opinion on CHP carry on university property.
The new policy allows guests with CHPs to store guns in their vehicles or to have them outside buildings, but not carry them into the buildings. Faculty, staff, and students can seek permission from the LU PD to do the same. LU PD can also authorize certain faculty and staff to have guns inside buildings and stored in a secured container in their office.
Also, students, faculty, and staff with or without CHPs will now be able to store their guns with the LU PD.
Here is the announcement. I see one possible mistake: in the list of universities that allow students and others with CHPs on campus – University of Virginia doesn’t fit that mold exactly. If they are referring to just “others” with CHPs carrying outside of buildings, then UVA is valid, as would be any public university or college in Virginia. Currently CHP holders who are guests can carry inside the buildings of most public universities and colleges in Virginia, regardless of any school policies to the contrary. The exceptions are VCU and GMU.
VCDL applauds this important step forward by LU. That stands in stark contrast to UVA and some other universities, which are rushing to take a step backwards.
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right. Visit: www.vcdl.org