Monday, August 19, 2013

Still No Guns on Campus at the University of Alabama

With a few exceptions, the University of Alabama will continue its prohibition against the possession of firearms on campus by students, employees and visitors, according to a revised weapons policy released Friday.
The revised policy, which goes into effect immediately and is posted on the UA website, was issued in response to a new state law that sought to clarify where and how gun owners could carry and transport their firearms.
The law, which went into effect Aug. 1, reinforced the right of gun owners to openly carry firearms in public places and permitted open carry on private property with consent. It also allows concealed-carry permit holders to have handguns on public and private property, with some exceptions.
UA’s revised policy — which applies to faculty, staff, students, contractors, patients and visitors — generally continues a ban on the possession, transportation and use of firearms and other dangerous weapons on property owned, leased or controlled by the university and any affiliated foundation or health care entity.
Similar policies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of Alabama in Huntsville were also posted Friday afternoon, according to UA System spokeswoman Kellee Reinhart.
You know why?  Because the policy-making boards at the university represent an oasis of intelligence and common sense in a sea of Alabama ignorance and idoicy which extends even into the lawmaking halls.


  1. No, control freaks hate to give up power. It has to be wrenched from them bit by bit.

  2. Among the legal questions to be hashed out regarding colleges is whether a firearms ban can be applied to students living on campus, according to St. Clair District Attorney Richard Minor, president of the Alabama District Attorneys Association.

    The new law lists gun owners homes or property under their control as places where they can carry a concealed weapon on their person or in their vehicle without a permit.

    While the law allows UA and other colleges to limit guns at locations where admission is controlled and security measures are in place, it also states that authority will not be interpreted to limit someone from keeping a firearm in their place of residence or during entrance and egress of their home.

    This should be interesting to see.