Gun Right Groups Launch Investigation into Public University and Sports Team Firearms

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Los Angeles, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- Following news reports that University of Missouri head football coach Barry Odom enforces a total ban on gun ownership against all of his team’s student-athletes, civil rights organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) have launched a joint investigation into the firearm policies of numerous public universities and their sports teams.

The groups’ investigation began yesterday when the Firearms Policy Foundation sent a request for public records to the University of Missouri, asking for (among other records) copies of “all records that are, relate, refer to” the “current policies and practices of any University sports program” on firearm acquisition, possession, carry, storage, or transfer by law-abiding students.

Brandon Combs, president of FPC and chairman of the Foundation, said that “policies that ban law-abiding people from exercising their fundamental, individual civil rights should be forcefully opposed in every instance.”

“Any policy that makes law-abiding students choose between participation in school programs and the lawful exercise of their civil rights should be quickly discarded by the school – or litigated, if that’s what it takes.”

The civil rights groups are also requesting firearm policy records from many other public universities, including those with men’s football coaches who have expressed anti-gun policies similar to that reported of Odom.

“We look forward to reviewing the firearm-related policies of public universities and using every available option to remedy any constitutional or statutory conflicts we find,” concluded Combs.

About Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF):

Firearms Policy Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. FPF’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the People’s rights, privileges and immunities deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition, especially the inalienable, fundamental, and individual right to keep and bear arms.

More information about FPC can be found at www.firearmsfoundation.org.

About Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC):

Firearms Policy Coalition is a grassroots 501(c)4 nonprofit public benefit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

More information about FPC can be found at www.firearmspolicy.org.

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Eric_CA
Eric_CA
3 years ago

“California could be a model for restricting gun ownership nationwide.” You might want to read the following. Particularly if you think your state is immune:

https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2016/8/25/democrats-look-to-california-gun-laws-as-model-for-nation-to-follow/

jamie
jamie
3 years ago

too bad commie california not the only state with this anti rights crap

north eastern states like maryland and new york need walled off too

Meh..
Meh..
3 years ago

Instead of Mexico, can we just build a wall across Californian?

Paul
Paul
3 years ago
Reply to  Meh..

KMA.

Merlin
Merlin
3 years ago
Reply to  Meh..

Do not Cali-Fornicate the rest of the land.