N.C. State students (freshmen, juniors, and Masters) oppose letting students who are 21 or older carry a concealed firearm on campus. The Pack Poll found that a majority (57%) of students polled would not support letting other students carry weapons at N.C. State.
The University of Colorado has allowed its students to carry concealed weapons on campus since 2003. According to the University’s website, there are very few restrictions about where employees and students can take their weapon. Athletic events and large-scale performances are some of the places students and employees cannot be armed. CU makes it very clear that teachers and students uncomfortable with these policies do not have the authority to ask pistol-carrying students and employees to leave class or present proper identification for concealed carry. Only the police have this authority.
PID, Sex and Gun Owners
Party affiliation his highly correlated with attitudes on concealed-carry policy. Democrats oppose concealed carry by a 83% to 17% margin. Independents are split more evenly but still oppose concealed-carry laws (59% to 41%). Republicans, though, support the idea of students carry concealed weapons – they favor it 61% to 39%.
Female students strongly oppose conceal-carry policies (67%) compared to males (52%), but both sexes oppose concealed guns on campus.
Yet, students who reported that their parents owned at least one firearm were about twice as likely to support concealed-carry laws for students at universities compared to students whose parents did not own a gun (53% vs. 27%).
Liberty University, a private Christian school in Lynchburg, VA also allows its students to carry concealed weapons.
Georgia allows students to keep guns locked in their cars, but not in dorms or on their person. Concealed-carry policies on campus have been proposed in many states including Virginia, Texas, Arizona, and Texas. North Carolina, conversely, still strictly prohibits the carry of firearms on any public educational property.