Richmond Times-Dispatch: Liberty University Updates Student CCW Policy to Allow Concealed Carry in Dorms

September 13, 2016

One of the country’s premier faith-based universities further expanded their concealed carry policy to allow students to carry in their dorm rooms for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Liberty had already allowed visitors and approved employees to carry on campus and permitted students to carry with the provision that they store their firearm in their vehicle’s glove compartment. Due to the campus continuing to expand, students would have to travel on long bus rides to reach their cars in the parking lot. Liberty President Jerry Falwell announced last year that he would pursue updating the student CCW policy to ease students' access to their firearms for the new school year.

Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

Under the new changes, non-employee students need to apply to the Liberty University Police Department for permission to carry on campus, and for gun safes to be installed in their dorm rooms. Students would pay for the installation, programming and removal. Per Virginia law, they must be 21 or older.

“Only students with university-provided and installed safes in their room may carry an approved weapon into residence halls, and each resident assigned to live in such a room must consent to the installation of the safe in their room,” the policy states.

Those students may carry a concealed weapon while moving around in a dormitory, so long as they keep it hidden on their person at all times it is not locked in the safe.

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