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Which states don’t force colleges and universities to allow concealed guns on campus?

39 states have adopted this policy

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No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Alabama has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Alaska has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Arizona has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Arkansas has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders with enhanced certification must be allowed to carry on public campuses.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

California has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Colorado has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Connecticut has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Delaware has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Florida has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Georgia has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Hawaii has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Idaho has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Enhanced carry permit holders must be allowed to carry in certain buildings and on campuses of public colleges.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Illinois has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Indiana has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Iowa has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Kansas has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Anyone 21+ must be allowed to carry on public campuses, so long as there are not adequate security measures. No permit is required. Limited restrictions on who may carry.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Kentucky has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Louisiana has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Maine has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Maryland has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Massachusetts has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Michigan has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Minnesota has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Mississippi has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Enhanced carry permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses. Students and employees are not included in the mandate.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Missouri has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Montana has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses. No permit is required; limited restrictions on who may carry.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Nebraska has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Nevada has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

New Hampshire has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

New Jersey has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

New Mexico has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

New York has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

North Carolina has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

North Dakota has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Ohio has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Oklahoma has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Oregon has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Pennsylvania has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Rhode Island has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

South Carolina has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

South Dakota has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Tennessee has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Full-time employees with permits must be allowed to carry on public campuses.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Texas has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Utah has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Vermont has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Virginia has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Washington has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

West Virginia has adopted this policy

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Wisconsin has not adopted this policy

If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Wyoming has adopted this policy

What It Does

While concealed carry is prohibited at the vast majority of colleges and universities nationwide—either under state law or by school policy—the gun lobby has made it a priority in recent years to pass state laws requiring schools to allow guns on campus. Among those laws, some apply only in certain locations (e.g., not in classrooms) and for only certain permit holders (e.g., employees). A full discussion on The Dangers of Guns on College Campuses is here

The Impact

Guns have no place at higher education institutions, which have high rates of suicidal ideation, mental illness, and drug and alcohol abuse. Schools where concealed carry is allowed have also seen a raft of unintentional shootings.

No Guns Mandate on College Campuses

Policy adopted? If not, where and to whom does the mandate apply?
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas Permit holders with enhanced certification must be allowed to carry on public campuses.
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses.
Hawaii
Idaho Enhanced carry permit holders must be allowed to carry in certain buildings and on campuses of public colleges.
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas Anyone 21+ must be allowed to carry on public campuses, so long as there are not adequate security measures. No permit is required. Limited restrictions on who may carry.
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses
Mississippi Enhanced carry permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses. Students and employees are not included in the mandate.
Missouri
Montana Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses. No permit is required; limited restrictions on who may carry.
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee Full-time employees with permits must be allowed to carry on public campuses.
Texas Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses.
Utah Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses.
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin Permit holders must be allowed to carry on public campuses
Wyoming

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