Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia will allow students with concealed carry permits to have guns in campus dorm rooms for campus safety purposes. The President of the university, Jerry Falwell Jr. passed the proposal last week to put the plan into effect.
Fallwell was the one who initially proposed the idea. The initiative was following the attacks on Virginia Tech University back in 2007 and after the San Bernadino shooting late last year.
When regarding what happened at Virginia Tech back in 2007 Falwell stated, “More than 30 innocent students and faculty were just murdered viciously and none of them had the ability to protect themselves. From the day that happened, I thought we needed to do something here at Liberty.” According to Falwell, this initiative was imperative since the shootings happened “just an hour and a half up the road at Virginia Tech.”
In order to get a concealed carry permit in Virginia, a person has to be at least 21 years old, so roughly 200 people are eligible to get one, while only 20 or so have one now.
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