Lawmakers and Universities React to the 'Campus Carry' Bill

Feb 22, 2019

This morning we’ll hear about the controversial legislation that would allow students to carry guns on to college campuses. 


About 100 West Virginia University faculty and students gathered outside of Woodburn Hall Thursday afternoon to voice their concerns about the controversial Campus Self Defense Act. The so-called “campus carry” bill is making its way through the West Virginia House of Delegates. Brittany Patterson was there to gather some perspectives on the proposed legislation.

Glynis Board spoke with university presidents who would be directly affected and have concerns regarding the legislation.

Host of The Legislature Today, Suzanne Higgins, brought lawmakers in to explain their perspectives on the legislation as well: proponent Del. Brandon Steele (R) of Raleigh County, and opponent Del. Barbara Evans Fleischauer (D) of Monongalia County. 

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