Statesman wrote:"University policy is you shouldn't have a gun on campus," said Eric Olsen, USU's associate vice president for Student Services. "But the state law allows it, so the university can't supersede state law."
I'm surprised no one has complained about this yet. It's kind of an odd statement, since he says the university has an (illegal) policy, but admits that the policy is superseded by state law.
I sent him the following. We'll see how he responds.
There are several inaccuracies in your recent article on HB 49 (from 2/29), both with respect to the existing legal structure and with respect to the effect HB 49 would have.
I'm a certified Utah Concealed Firearm Permit instructor, and a student of the law. For future articles, if you'd like to drop me a line to clarify the legal and practical issues surrounding either open or concealed carry, I would be happy to assist. I teach for love of the subject and because there are far too many misunderstandings surrounding these issues, so I would love the opportunity to better educate you so you can better educate your readers.
Four boxes protect our liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo. Use in that order.
Utah CFP Instructor; NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle and Self-Defense in the Home; NRA RSO.
I am not a lawyer!