At Issue on College Campus: The Right to Bear Arms

Campaign pushes for concealed carry by students on campuses

"Obviously the current policy is ineffective; it certainly didn't protect anyone at Virginia Tech," Cole said.

For their part, Virginia Tech officials have not actively lobbied against attempts to modify Virginia's law, spokesman Larry Hincker said, but the university's position on weapons has not changed after the shootings.

"We don't believe that guns have any place in the classroom," Hincker said. "We've experienced far more of guns in the classroom than any university should have to endure."


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