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Utah is Only State to Prohibit Concealed Weapons Bans on Campus

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(AP) Utah is the only state that prohibits public colleges and universities from banning concealed weapons on campus.

Nationwide, 38 states and the District of Columbia prohibit concealed weapons at schools. Of those, 16 explicitly ban concealed weapons at colleges and universities, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

In other states, college are allowed to formulate their own gun policies.

States where concealed weapons are banned in schools: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia & Wyoming.

States that explicitly ban weapons on college campuses: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont & Wyoming.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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