NEW WEBSITE LISTS COLLEGES THAT ALLOW GUNS TO BE CARRIED ON CAMPUS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT:
Ladd Everitt, (202) 701-7171,  leveritt@csgv.org  
NEW WEBSITE LISTS COLLEGES THAT ALLOW GUNS TO BE CARRIED ON CAMPUS
Washington, DC-The  Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus  and the  Coalition to Stop Gun Violence  have launched a new website, www.armedcampuses.org, that lists the colleges and universities that allow individuals to carry loaded firearms on their campuses. The website is intended to be a resource for students and their parents as they make decisions regarding higher education.

Currently, 25 two- and four-year schools across the country allow the carrying of firearms on their premises (i.e., campus grounds, classrooms, dormitories, etc.). These colleges and universities are located in the following four states: Utah, Colorado, Virginia and Michigan.  www.armedcampuses.org  provides detailed information about laws concerning the carrying of firearms in each of these states.

Several states-including Texas and Arizona-are currently considering legislation that would force colleges to allow guns on campus.  www.armedcampuses.org  will be updated on a regular basis to reflect any changes in school policy.


The  Coalition to Stop Gun Violence  seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

The  Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus  is urging colleges and universities across the country to band together to oppose the gun lobby €™s agenda to push guns into college campuses by signing onto a resolution that opposes legislation that would mandate that colleges and universities allow students to carry concealed handguns on campus.

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