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ODU protest draws both sides in gun-rights debate
By Bill Sizemore
© November 1, 2011
NORFOLK Pro- and anti-gun demonstrators squared off against each other today at Old Dominion University, which is moving to tighten its rules restricting guns on campus.
The two groups faced each other from opposite sites of Kaufman Mall outside Webb University Center.
The pro-gun group, organized by the Virginia Citizens Defense League and the ODU College Republicans, wore stickers saying, “Guns save lives” and “No guns? No funds,” encouraging gun-rights advocates to withhold donations to ODU if it tightens restrictions. Several of the demonstrators carried holstered pistols.
The anti-gun group, organized by the Virginia Center for Public Safety and the ODU Young Democrats, held signs saying, “No guns on campus” and chanted, “Books, not bullets.”
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