2 States Expand Gun Rights on Campuses, but Resistance Grows Elsewhere

2 States Expand Gun Rights on Campuses but Resistance Grows Elsewhere 1

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Chancellor G. David Gearhart of the U. of Arkansas: "The carrying of handguns doesn't have a place on a college campus."

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Chancellor G. David Gearhart of the U. of Arkansas: "The carrying of handguns doesn't have a place on a college campus."

When a University of Arkansas student accidentally shot himself in the hand at a campus radio station in February, it was a wake-up call for colleges.

Three weeks later, Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas, a Democrat, signed into law a bill that allows faculty and staff members to carry guns on public-college campuses unless the governing boards ban them. Every public college in the state has opted out so far, with many administrators and trustees rejecting the