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Questions Remain About Gun Law's Impact on Campus

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- As University of Alabama students prepare to return for the fall semester, state and school officials say they're still evaluating how Alabama's new gun law will apply to the campus.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that the new law allows a lawful gun owner to openly carry firearms in public places, with certain exceptions.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale, said the intent was to make sure lawful gun owners could have access to their firearms to defend themselves if needed.

University of Alabama spokeswoman Cathy Andreen said the university is evaluating the impact of the new law on its policies. She said that currently, possessing a gun on campus is a violation of the code of conduct and that policy forbids guns at athletic events.


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