Liberty University to Allow Students to Keep Handguns in Dormitories

By Eric Scheiner | April 28, 2016 | 11:07am EDT

Liberty University in Virginia is allowing students with concealed handgun permits recognized by the state, to keep their weapons in their dorms beginning next fall.

Students’ weapons would need to be kept in safes inside the residence halls at the private Christian university.

The News & Advance reports, the policy change was given the go-ahead by the university's board of trustees last week.

Previously, the policy allowed for concealed carry on campus by students over 21 years of age, but they were not allowed to have the weapon in residence halls and had to store it in “a secured container or compartment in their vehicle while on University property. “

University President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced last year that eligible students could carry guns on campus and publicly encouraged students to arm themselves.

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