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Pa. Universities Might Scrap Uniform Gun Policy

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – The group that oversees Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities might scrap a plan to institute a uniform weapons policy at all 14 campuses.

Frank Brogan, chancellor of the State System of Higher Education, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the system could instead allow individual schools to set their own weapons policies.

The system’s board had planned to vote on a draft policy in January, but the vote was postponed to allow for additional study.

The existing proposal would ban weapons in campus buildings and at sporting events, outdoor class meetings and assemblies. Guns generally would be allowed in outdoor areas and in parked cars.

Some critics, including the faculty union, called for an outright weapons ban, while gun rights supporters said it went too far and would endanger safety.

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