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Old 11-16-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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I'm a student at ECU. For those of you who don't know, we had/have a gunman on campus today. This is the first time I have really thought about carrying a gun for personal protection. Do you think it should be legal to carry on a college campus?
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Speaking from my own college experience, I'd say guns and college students should stay as far away from each other as possible, since most of the time students are either drunk/high, hung over, or a stress mess due to an upcoming test.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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Well the majority of students move off campus after their freshman year so that logic really doesnt work. I mostly agree with you though.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Do you think it should be legal to carry on a college campus?
No, except for security guards.

BTW, does state law allow people under 21 to own guns?
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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No, except for security guards.

BTW, does state law allow people under 21 to own guns?
There is no minimum age requirement to possess a firearm in NC. The legal age to purchase however is 18 for a shotgun or rifle and 21 for a handgun.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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There is no minimum age requirement to possess a firearm in NC. The legal age to purchase however is 18 for a shotgun or rifle and 21 for a handgun.
Thanks. As I understand the current state law on concealed carrying of hand-guns, they are prohibited on school grounds.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thanks. As I understand the current state law on concealed carrying of hand-guns, they are prohibited on school grounds.
Yes I'm almost certain that is correct.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Carolina Mountains
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Any type of weapon is illegal on any public school institution, including college campuses. If you are caught with a weapon, even something like a bow and arrow you left in your truck after hunting, you face felony charges.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Any type of weapon is illegal on any public school institution, including college campuses. If you are caught with a weapon, even something like a bow and arrow you left in your truck after hunting, you face felony charges.
I'm pretty sure a bow and arrow aren't considered firearms. Although they certainly fall into the category of "weapon" and an arrow in motion is most certainly a projectile I don't know of any law that prohibits having them on a college campus. There is after all such a thing as collegiate archery.

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Yep, and some schools have rifle teams (NC State is one). I don't know if they are allowed to have their rifles on campus or not. There are also military schools where the kids work with firearms, so I assume they are allowed on some campuses, right? Or maybe all the shooting facilities are required to be off-campus?
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