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NH House considers allowing guns on campuses

January 1, 2012
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CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire colleges would lose their right to prohibit guns on their campuses under a bill before the House.

The bill would give the Legislature control over regulating weapons and would prohibit entities like colleges from banning weapons on their campuses. After Republicans took control of the House and Senate last year, lawmakers voted to ease gun regulations, including allowing them in the Statehouse complex.

University system Chancellor Edward MacKay wrote lawmakers urging them to exempt the community and university college campuses.

Two men protested Plymouth State University's gun ban last month, but did not violate it by bringing guns to campus.

The House could vote on it as early as this week. If the House passes, the Senate would next consider it.

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