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Rural college district to vote against campus guns

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Members of the Mohave Community College governing board are likely to vote against a bill allowing properly permitted residents to carry guns on campus.

The bill was authored by Sen. Ron Gould of Lake Havasu City.

The Today’s News-Herald reports the board’s vote would add the college to the “Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus” and would put the rural western Arizona college district among 281 colleges and universities in 36 states who oppose the pending legislation.

Gould and other gun-rights supporters contend that restricting guns on campus stops law-abiding citizens from being able to defend themselves. University police chiefs and other critics say allowing guns on campus could make it more dangerous for police responding to a shooting.

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