N.H. House rejects guns on college campuses

In New Hampshire, House lawmakers have rejected an attempt to allow pistols and revolvers on the campuses of the state’s public colleges, universities and community colleges.

The House voted 231-110 on Thursday to defeat a bill that would have allowed anyone who is not otherwise prohibited by state or federal law to carry a gun onto the grounds of any University System of New Hampshire campus or community college campus. Currently, the campuses ban guns other than those carried by law enforcement.

Supporters argued that students are adults who should be allowed to defend themselves. Opponents said in the event of an active shooter, it might be unclear who was the shooter and who was the defender, which could have fatal consequences for innocent bystanders.

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