Raging Chicken Press has obtained a copy of a draft of a new weapons policy for all the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities. Last spring, we broke the story about PASSHE universities quietly changing their weapons policies to allow students, faculty, staff, and citizens to carry weapons on campus. The intense media attention paid to the issue in the weeks that followed led the Chair of PASSHE’s Board of Governors, Guido Picchini, to ask all 14 universities to stop any work updating their weapons policy until a new task force review all the policies. Apparently, the task force has just about completed its work.
For those of you who have been paying close attention to this issue, you will notice that the draft policy linked below, is basically a slightly updated version of the PASSHE model policy circulated to university presidents this past academic year. The main difference seems to be that PASSHE administrators are not going to demand a uniform policy allowing guns on campuses.
Here is a copy of the policy: