Weapons Allowed on College Campuses

A newly revised policy will allow visitors with enhanced carry permits to carry registered weapons in public spaces on campus at Mississippi’s eight state universities.
Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce says in a news release that the state college board updated the gun policy Thursday. Boyce says safety and security are the board’s top concerns and the revision brings the policy into line with state law.
University of Southern Mississippi English professor Dr. Will Watson tells News 25 the new revision is no surprise to him. “It’s something that the people in the state have already decided they support, that concealed carry of firearms in public is their right and there’s no reason to have that right suspended.”
The new policy says guns will not be allowed in any institutional facilities or areas that are deemed non-public. Each of the eight universities will determine which campus spaces are considered public or non-public.

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