This is a discussion on College orientation yesterday (transfer students) college ccw carry within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Chad Rogers I don't at all see what the original poster says is the case. His 'read' is that he's able to ...
I wouldn't interpret any of that to say that your university allows general conceal carry on campus.
The following is from the UA Student Handbook that is on-line right now. Student Handbook
OP, I think the adminstration has made their stance perfectly clear. This is why they are not receiving my previously-generous contributions until they fix this issue.J. Student Safety
1. Students at the University have the responsibility to help contribute to the safety and security of the campus. Therefore, individuals and organizations should take reasonable precautions for the safety and well being of all members of the University community.
2. Possession of firearms, ammunition, and weapons by students is not allowed on campus. The University of Alabama Police Department will register and store guns for students.
3. Students should expect disciplinary action to be taken against them by University, criminal justice authorities, or both, if they:
a. Throw objects into or from University facilities.
b. Misuse fire or other life safety equipment.
c. Use or improperly possess ammunition, firearms, or weapons on University property.
d. Conduct themselves in a manner that endangers the health and safety of other persons on campus.
Also, the first bolded point seems like a Catch-22. Unless they moved the cop shop since I was there got out in '80, it is on campus. Not to mention the problems with registering your weapons. I would either get an off-campus apartment or leave the weapons in dad's safe.
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OP, the section you provided completely omits "on campus self defense" which could be argued allows such, until you get to post #20.
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Hypothetically speaking. WHAT would happen if you were discovered carrying on campus, granted you are in a carry state and have a permit? (What charges). God forbid, what if a shooting occurred on campus, and you saved lives?
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I carry always not because I go places trouble is likely, but because trouble has a habit of not staying in its assigned zone.
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So, two days ago our OP posted that He could carry on university grounds...
IMO, (and that of many others who can read for comprehension on this site) he's wrong.
So, where'd he go?
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I believe this started when I was in school from 2003-2007. I beleive at that time it was illegal to have any firearms on campus period. I dabbled with joining a Trap/Skeet shooting club and I remember it was an issue because some of the guys lived on campus and couldn't store their shotguns on campus. I didn't keep up with the issue very closely because I lived off campus but I remember some of the guys trying to work something out with the University, maybe this rule is a result of their efforts. I would not read this as being ok to carry on campus. You should call UAPD and talk to a supervisor or somebody higher up.
Check with the Alabama Attorney General if you really want to know the real answers. I know two things: 1. The Tuscaloosa county sheriff is not a fan of younger people having a CCW (especially students) and 2. he is the one who issues permits.
I am a HUGE Alabama fan and have been all my life. But I would never send my 19 year old daughter there for college. Tuscaloosa is a pretty violent town when you get off campus.
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Does State Law provide the University the legal backing for this, or is it (like here) a matter of being dismissed and losing your tuition?
If it's a legal matter, check your firearm at the gate. If it's a trespass matter, you need to evaluate your concealment options and the value of self-protection compared to lost tuition and importance of that particular school.
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