Skip to comments.Student Group Fighting For Right To Carry Concealed Weapons at George Mason University
Posted on 04/05/2011 5:30:27 AM PDT by marktwain
FAIRFAX, Va. - To bear or not to bear arms? That is the question of the week at George Mason University.
A group calling itself Students for Concealed Carry on Campus say this is "Gun Week" at George Mason. They are trying to call attention to their plight for the right to carry concealed weapons on the university property.
Leading the charge is a former marine and current criminal justice major, Karolyn Galarza.
"I have a concealed handgun permit for Virginia and I believe that I should be able to carry on campus because I have a concealed handgun permit," Galarza said. "I don't know why we can't carry here to protect ourselves."
GMU officials say they encourage debate, but will not be changing university policy which bans all weapons on GMU property.
"We share that passion," said university spokesman Dan Walsch. "So we're all together in that and yet the question is how best to achieve that and our judgment is what it is and that's where we disagree with their judgment."
FOX 5 spoke to a number of GMU students on campus Monday. All were against changing the university's gun ban.
A “former” Marine? I thought that term was restricted to Mark Shields and John Murtha.
It's a good first step, but OFF campus all sorts of people can carry without a permit. Why does she think she should be able to carry "because she has a CCW"?