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Liberty University Board Loosens Firearms Policy

By: AP
By: AP

April 3, 2013

LYNCHBURG, Virginia — Liberty University's Board of Trustees has loosened the school's weapons policy.

Students, visitors, faculty and staff who have concealed-carry permits can now bring firearms inside all campus facilities except dormitories.

The university previously allowed guns on campus but not inside buildings.

Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/14EbQDH ) that he believes the change will improve campus security.

People who want to carry a concealed weapon on campus must apply with the Liberty University Police Department. It's unclear how many people have permission to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus spokesman John Johnson says more guns aren't the answer to gun violence.

Johnson says a student with a concealed weapon is unlikely to prevent a mass shooting or crime.

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