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Wed May 22, 2013
UA System President Recommends Schools Opt Out Of Gun Law
The president of the University of Arkansas system is recommending its 11 campuses opt out of a law allowing faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus.
A spokesman on Tuesday said UA System President Donald Bobbitt will recommend that the schools continue banning concealed handguns on campus. The UA Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on the recommendation Thursday.
A measure signed into law earlier this year leaves the decision on concealed handguns by faculty and staff up to the institutions of higher education. So far, most Arkansas colleges and universities have opted out of the new law.
The board of trustees for Arkansas State University system will also vote Thursday on a recommendation from its four chancellors that the system opt out of the new law.