Guns on Campus Vote Delayed

The chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said more study was needed.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is delaying a vote on whether to allow guns in public areas of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-run universities.

The measure being considered would allow firearms in public areas of the state-run universities. They would not be allowed in dorms.

Pennsylvania’s state-run universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.

A vote on the measure was anticipated for Jan. 23, but the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Frank T. Brogan, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that more study on the issue was needed. 

It was unclear when the vote will now be held.

Jack Minster January 13, 2014 at 08:38 AM
Mr. Chancellor, what's to study? Millions of violent crimes are stopped every year in this country by sane, legal firearm owners who carry weapons the same way you carry auto insurance: not hoping and praying for an accident, not seeking trouble, just prepared and damned glad to have it on the fateful day it's actually needed. On the day that some individual with cracks in his mental ice embraces the little voices and opens fire. All it takes to stop one armed deranged individual is one armed sane professor or staffer or other 21 year old or above in possession of a legal concealed firearm. Think of it as insurance. Study Virginia Tech and the horrors of the past in your decision. Gun-free zones embolden the crazies.


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