BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Gun-rights and gun-control advocates traded a few shouts and arguments during simultaneous rallies at Virginia Tech.
The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/u1ipDg ) reports about 35 gun-rights advocates gathered Thursday to demonstrate their support for concealed-carry rights on college campuses. One of the signs they carried said: “Rapists agree, keep VT gun free.”
Some 30 feet away, 10 to 15 gun-control activists carried signs saying “No guns on campus.” That group included survivors and family members of victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in a recent opinion that to ban legal concealed carry in campus buildings, a university’s board must pass a state regulation instead of just a policy. Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors is expected to consider a regulation banning concealed guns from buildings and events.
Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com