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CSU president responds to campus carry bill signed by Gov. Deal

(Source: Columbus State University) (Source: Columbus State University)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University’s President Chris Markwood has responded to the ‘campus carry’ bill that was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday.

Markwood released the following statement regarding this legislation:

The chancellor and I and many other university presidents are on record as saying that we supported current law. Nonetheless, as we near the July 1st effective date of this new law, the system office will be issuing implementation guidance to all institutions, including Columbus State University. We will not be making any changes to policies until we receive this final guidance.

We recognize that many have strong feelings about this new law. It is important that we all work together now to implement the new law appropriately, continue to provide a top-quality education to our students. 

The campus carry bill allows licensed gun holders to carry firearms in specific and limited areas on college campuses. 

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