Higher educational institutions; possession of concealed handguns by faculty members. (HB91)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of concealed handguns; faculty members at public institutions of higher education.  Allows full-time faculty members of public institutions of higher education who possess a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on campus. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100594D
12/27/2011Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Higher Education and Arts
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2012Referred from Education
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/03/2012Assigned MPPS sub: #3
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/14/2012Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety


Stephen Long writes:

As a professor at a local university, I know that I would never want a gun for myself, and I would be alarmed if I had colleagues who were “packing heat.” University police departments have careful plans to respond to on-campus emergencies, and having an unknown number of additional guns on the scene will lead to accidents, not heroic rescues.

This bill is clearly aimed at earning Mr. Marshall some political points with national gun advocates before his run against George Allen. It has nothing to do with public safety on university campuses.