Time for Concealed Weapons at College?

The student government of the Community College of Allegheny County has approved the creation of a campus chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (CCAC), a national organization that promotes allowing college students, faculty, and staff to carry concealed weapons on campus. According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

David Hoovler, a CCAC spokesman, said student government is expected to grant final approval on March 2, pending two changes to the group’s application that Mr. Hoovler said [the student applicant] has agreed to make. He said one is to remove a provision to collect membership dues, since the group would receive student activity money, and the other removes CCAC from liability for group members’ activities off campus….

Right. Because surely no one can think of a reason why colleges might want to take far-reaching steps to limit the presence of guns on campus.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer