Liberty University to overturn policy on ‘weapon-free’ zones in dorms

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LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Wednesday the university will overturn its policy prohibiting concealed firearms in residence halls.

The school’s current weapons policy allows students, faculty and staff with concealed-carry permits and approval from the Liberty University Police Department to carry concealed guns on campus, except in dorms.

The decision to eliminate these “weapon-free” zones came after Falwell urged eligible students to get their concealed-carry permits during Friday’s convocation.

The school’s executive board supports the decision unanimously, Falwell said in a phone interview, though it hasn't voted on it.

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