UA Board of Trustees: No Guns on Campus

UA Board of Trustees: No Guns on Campus

Panel meeting in Stuttgart votes to opt out of concealed guns on campus for faculty/staff..
Photo from this morning's meeting.
Photo from this morning's meeting.
Update (11:10 a.m.):
JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State University's board has voted this morning to opt out of a measure that would have allowed concealed guns on campus.

Original report (9:50 a.m.):
STUTTGART, AR - The University of Arkansas board of trustees voted unanimously Thursday to opt out of a new state law allowing guns on campus.

The UA campuses become the latest in a growing list of college and universities that have elected to not allow guns on campus as part of Act 226 passed by the general assembly in February.

The vote came after limited discussion from the board.

Trustee David Pryor highlighted his desire for every campus to opt out.

"I'm encouraged that every campus so far has decided not to allow guns on Arkansas college campuses," Pryor says.

State Representative Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville), says he is not surprised by the decision to opt out.

"I expected this to happen," Collins said last week.  "I think as more time goes on and the makeup of the board of trustees changes, people will get more comfortable with this law."

The vote came at the UA board of trustees scheduled meeting at Phillips Community College in Stuttgart.
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