A Tale of Two Gun Bans
Virginia Tech officials have banned guns on campus — even for concealed-carry holders eligible to wear guns elsewhere in the state — and has threatened to arrest anyone who refuses to disarm or leave campus.
The gun ban would clearly prohibit holders of concealed weapons permits from carrying firearms on campus. Earlier this spring, Tech came under heavy criticism from gun owners’ rights groups for disciplining a student who carried a concealed handgun to class.
The student had a state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon. However, university officials argued that the school’s decades-old gun ban supersedes the permit. Even more confusing, Tech...