Debate over role of guns on college campus
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Debate over role of guns on college campus

Date: April 18, 2007
By: Matt Tilden
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  Missouri lawmakers have taken another look at campus safety regulations in the wake of Monday's Virginia Tech shootings. Matt Tilden (Till-den) has more from the state Capitol.

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Missouri's current concealed carry law allows Missouri residents to carry concealed weapons after obtaining a valid permit.

Columbia's Democratic Senator Chuck Graham says that law changes when you step foot onto any University of Missouri campus.

 

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Description: The state has passed a law saying that people have the ability to carry-conceal, yet the University has constitutional powers to make decisions about itself. And so, that certainly would be within the purview of the Board of Curators.


In light of the Virginia Tech shootings, Governor Matt Blunt has created a Campus Safety Task Force to examine security issues on Missouri campuses.

From the state Capitol, I'm Matt Tilden.