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Yesterday, the Raging Chicken Press released an article about Kutztown University allowing students who have government permits to carry on campus.  The students would not have been able to have the fireaems in university's buildings.  The story drew a lot of media attention and quick responses from Kutztown's president.
During the early afternoon, Matt Santos, Kutztown University administrator, told the Allentown Morning Call that this policy proposal came from the Corbett administration.  The article read:

The directive that prompted Kutztown University to allow people to carry guns on campus came from Gov. Tom Corbett‘s administration.

Corbett’s office of General Counsel directed all 14 state-owned universities to review their policies restricting guns on campus to determine whether the policies would withstand constitutional muster, said Kutztown University spokesman Matt Santos.

With the Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania media all over the Kutztown story, it appears that the universities in the state system will stop on this decision, but that's not for all 14 schools, just the 9 who still have a no gun policy on campus.  The Allentown Morning Call then reported that Kenn Marshal, PASSHE spokesman, said:
"We're saying, let's take a step back and take a closer look at this whole thing," said PASSHE spokesman Kenn Marshall. "A task force will review this and we'll have new recommendations later. In the meantime, we're asking all university to keep whatever policy they have today."
So now it looks like the Governor's office has a small little "guns on campus" problem brewing.  

Originally posted to S Kitchen on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:28 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, DKos Pennsylvania, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), and Shut Down the NRA.

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  •  Another Thrilling adventure of TOM CORBETT (0+ / 0-)

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:41:02 PM PDT

  •  What did Corbett direct them to do? (0+ / 0-)

    From the diary, it sounds like the directive was for the universities to review their policy to make sure it was going to pass legal muster.

    Corbett’s office of General Counsel directed all 14 state-owned universities to review their policies restricting guns on campus to determine whether the policies would withstand constitutional muster
    I don't see anything in the diary that indicates the universities are being forced to decide that issue in any direction other than the one that is going to best follow the law.

    Was there any sort of pressure being applied to make the universities rule on the issue in a pro-gun direction?

    •  There was a lawsuit by (1+ / 0-)
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      libertarians, and rather challenge the lawsuit in court, they would rather allow guns on campus.  As one of the people covering the story, there's a lot more going on than we're getting out at the present moment.  We'll be unfolding what's happening over the next week or so.

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