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What states do not criminalize carry on college campuses? I'll start.

Virginia (although the university system has a policy against it)
Utah
Oregon
 

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But aren't the campus penalties enough to make it not feasible for students, faculty, and staff? At least for Virginia, anyway.
 

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Sure. But I want to know what states do not impose criminal penalties. Any qualifiers you want to assert (as I did for Virginia) are fine. If everybody here researched one state, then I bet we would have the answer in less than 24 hours.

So far:

Virginia (although the university system has a policy against it)
Utah
Oregon


Is that it?
 

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I'll do four. According to packing.org:

Alabama - college carry legal
Alaska - college carry legal
Arizona - college carry illegal
Arkansas - college carry illegal
 

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Thanks, Rammstein!

So far:

Alabama
Alaska
Oregon
Utah
Virginia


Is that it?
 

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California - college carry illegal
Colorado - college carry legal
Connecticut - college carry legal
Delaware - college carry legal
Florida - college carry illegal
Hawaii - college carry probably illegal
Idaho - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Illinois - no carry at all
Indiana - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Iowa - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Kansas - college carry legal
Kentucky - college carry legal
Louisiana - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Maine - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Maryland - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Massachusetts - college carry illegal except with consent of dean or security chief
Michigan - college carry legal except in classrooms and dorm rooms
Minnesota - college carry up to the individual school
Mississippi - college carry illegal
Missouri - college carry illegal
Montana - college carry illegal for state schools
Nebraska - no information available
Nevada - college carry illegal
New Hampshire - college carry legal
New Jersey - college carry illegal
New Mexico - college carry illegal
New York - yeah right
North Carolina - college carry illegal
North Dakota - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Ohio - college carry illegal
Oklahoma - college carry illegal w/o written consent
Pennsylvania - college carry legal
Rhode Island - info not given
South Carolina - college carry illegal
South Dakota - college carry legal
Tennessee - college carry illegal
Texas - college carry illegal
Vermont - school carry is illegal but it doesn't define school
Washington - college carry legal
West Virginia - college carry legal unless a gunbuster sign in posted
Wisconsin - no carry at all
Wyoming - college carry illegal
 

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ptsmith24 said:
What about Arizona and Arkansas? Forget those in the list, or did I miss something?
He said it was illegal in those states.
 

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Thanks, Rammstein!

So far:

Alabama
Alaska
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan
(except in classrooms and dorm rooms)
Minnesota (up to the individual school)
Montana - (private schools only)
New Hampshire
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Utah
Virginia
(university has policy of banning carry)
Washington
West Virginia
(unless a gunbuster sign in posted)

Are you sure about California? Wisconsin allows open carry with no license, so it needs to be checked. Is anybody doublechecking or even spot checking Rammstein's work? :D

18 states?
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Rammstein said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
I do not see anything about colleges?
What is not prohibited is allowed, correct?
But it's illegal in California, right? So, it would have something about it in the law...
Well, if it is illegal, then . . .

It is the premise of this hypothetical syllogism that we are trying to establish. I do not believe Califonia places much of anything off limits by law. As a result, I expect to find that it is legal to carry on a college campus in California.

Please do try to prove me wrong (this is not the beginning of an argument, I really want you to try so that we can have a rather thorough review of this issue). Same goes for every other state.

I want this to be reliable information, so I do not want anybody here to simply rely on Rammstein's work. Check up on him, and provide the statutes that comflict with what he states.

This is going to show up one day on the GCO maps page.
 

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Guys, this needs work if it is going to show up on GCO's Maps page.

A benefit of having so many people is that they can doublecheck each other and split up the work.

Pick one state and research this issue. :D

packing.org and handgunlaw.us (?) are two good starting points, and they provide links to the law to let you check on the actual original sources.

There are over 400 registered users here. Even if everybody just picked one, that would mean that 8 people were researching each state . . . well, more, since Georgia needs no research. Alabama, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia need no research (I have personally checked these states' statutes).

Let's look at the may issue and no issue states, too (because, for example, Wisconsin is a no issue state but has no law against carrying openly without a license). States like California are may issue, but in some counties it is easy to get a license and the license is good even in the counties that issue no licenses.

May issue or shall issue is not the issue (forgive the pun), but we seek to know whether and which states prohibit carry on college campuses.

This information will be VERY useful next year. In other words, this is not simply an academic exercise.

Please make an effort to research one state thoroughly and to the best of your ability.

Rammstein has done a very good job of providing the initial "once over," and letting the rest of us know whether it is thumbs up or down. Let's make sure he is correct, and get the information in detail for each state.
 

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I'll start verifing my own work...

One question though. For the states that just say school and do not define it as K-12 are we to assume that the statute is all-encompassing and post-secondary institutions are included in the ban?
 
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