Michigan State University updated its weapons policy Friday to ban concealed carry on campus. Members of the university’s Democratic-majority Board of Trustees said at their meeting that amendments to the weapons ban, which previously banned members of the university community — but not members of the public — from possessing firearms, have been under consideration for years. The policy had essentially banned employees and students of the university from having firearms on campus, but allowed members of the public with concealed carry licenses to carry guns on campus. The new amended policy, which passed the board 5-2, closes the gap, only allowing those driving through campus and members of campus security to possess firearms. The change comes in the first days of the fall semester following the deadly Feb. 13 shooting on the university’s East Lansing campus, during which three students were killed.
Friday, September 08, 2023