16 April 2014

Sponsor Pulls Bill To Allow Guns on UA Campuses

The Associated Press reports that Senator John Coghill (R-North Pole) has asked the Senate Finance Committee to defer further action on his bill for this legislative session.

Apparently Sen. Coghill recognized some questions that were raised during initial hearings, and didn't yet have good answers for them.

The bill would have specifically permitted the carry of firearms on University of Alaska campuses, at least in open areas and parts of buildings not specifically prohibiting such possession. While such carry is not illegal, the University's Board of Regents has instituted a "no firearms on campus" policy, leading to some minor clashes in the past.

This issue is far from over.

Read the whole thing here.

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