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Be it known, that under state and university laws and rules that if you have any affiliation with Oregon State University or pay to attend any function on the campus, you are not allowed to carry any firearm, even if you have a concealed carry permit, on campus property. If you are not a student or employee and you pay to see a speaker, you’re not allowed to carry your concealed carry weapon on campus property.

However, if you have no official tie or affiliation to OSU and are not paying to see any event on campus, then you can legally carry your concealed carry weapon anywhere on the campus but will not be allowed to take them into any of the buildings.

(The Daily Barometer) – From state and federal laws to Oregon State University policies, courts have ruled that restrictions on firearms must be balanced with the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms.

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Oregon law and the State Board of Higher Education give the university authority to control its ground and buildings, including limiting firearms from handguns to rifles like the AR-15. The university’s firearms policies restrict the possession of any type of firearm on all university property, said OSU Department of Public Safety Chief Suzy Tannenbaum.

“These policies are communicated to OSU students, employees, vendors, OSU contractors and members of the public, who attend paid admission events and sporting activities,” Tannenbaum said in an email. “As well, the university communicates its policy regarding firearms on the Oregon State University website and on signage on exterior doors of many university buildings.”

However, OSU is only able to restrict those affiliated with the university from possessing a firearm on campus, said Oregon State Police Lt. Eric Judah. A private citizen with no connection to OSU, who stays out of university buildings, cannot be restricted from carrying a firearm on campus…

The bottom line is that if you have any connection to the university, you are not legally allowed to protect yourselves against any would be attacker, at least not with your concealed carry firearm but a complete non-affiliated person walking on the campus will be allowed to defend themselves with their concealed carry gun. Guess the school cares more about the safety of others more than they care about the safety of their own.




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