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The NRA's 2015 Guns on Campus Agenda

The only guns-on-campus bill the NRA managed to get across the finish line this year was in Texas — and thanks to volunteers an supporters who sounded the alarm, it was significantly watered-down, giving universities broad discretion to decide where and when it is appropriate to allow guns on campus.

All in all, 2015 has been a great year for shutting down the NRA’s agenda.

State House Bill Number Senate
Bill Number
Bill Description
AR H 1077 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow staff members to carry concealed guns on
campus.
CO H 1152 S 32 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow anyone to carry concealed guns on campus as long as they were at least 21 years old and not prohibited from possessing firearms under state or federal law. (Current Colorado law already forces colleges to allow carry permit-holders to carry on campus)
FL H 4005 S 176 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
GA H 544 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
IN H 1143 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
MT N/A S 143 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus. (Would have allowed colleges to
regulate non-dorm carry outside the holster, to require guns be locked when not in the owner’s possession, to regulate guns where alcohol is authorized to be consumed, and to regulate possession by anyone subject to certain disciplinary action.)
NV A 487 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
NV N/A S 350 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus. (Provides an exception for an event held on the premises of a stadium, arena, field house, or other athletic facility with a seating capacity of at least 1,000.)
NV A 148 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
OK H 1143 S 461 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus (except at ticketed events).
OK N/A S 557 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow faculty to carry concealed guns on campus as long as proper notice is given to the institution
OK N/A S 718 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus
SC N/A S 88 Would have forced public colleges and universities to let employees, faculty, and registered students with carry permits to carry concealed guns on campus.
SD H 1206 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow any South Dakota resident who is 21 or over and otherwise legally entitled to carry a concealed gun to carry a concealed gun on campus. (Would have allowed colleges to set rules for carrying and storage within college housing or dormitories.)
TN H 320 S 628 Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
TX H 805 N/A Would have forced public colleges, and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus and in the classroom.
TX H 937 S 11 As introduced, would have forced colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns almost everywhere on campus. S 11 was ultimately enacted, but it was rewritten to give universities broad discretion to decide where and when it is safe and appropriate to allow guns on campus.
VA H 1389 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.
VA H 1411 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow full-time faculty who have carry permits to carry concealed guns on campus.
WV H 2446 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry loaded guns on campus.
WY H 114 N/A Would have forced public colleges and universities to allow carry permit-holders to carry concealed guns on campus.