Top university and community college leadership as well as the East Carolina University police department have spoken out against a state bill that would allow handguns on both public and private college campuses.
House Bill 937, cosponsored by Reps. Brian Brown and Susan Martin, would allow people with a valid concealed handgun permit to keep their handgun “in a locked vehicle state government parking lot, have a concealed handgun in a locked compartment in a vehicle on the premises of a community college or public or private university.”
In a statement released Friday, Chancellor Steve Ballard said the bill would have “a negative impact to the safety of our campus.”
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