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Former Prime Minister's Visit Brings Temporary Gun Ban to U of U

Former Prime Minister's Visit Brings Temporary Gun Ban to U of U

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Greg Neft, KSL Newsradio If you have a gun, there's one place at the University of Utah you CAN'T bring it to today, thanks to the visit of a former world leader.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak's speech at Kingsbury Hall brings with it the sound of metal detectors. The reason for today is that no guns are allowed.

Scott Folson, campus police chief: "The attorney general has designated this as a weapon-free zone."

Campus Police Chief Scott Folsom says Barak's visit here is part of a private party and therefore eligible to ban weapons for those in attendance. Most of the students we talked to agree.

Folsom says they are having people stow weapons in nearby lockers, but so far no one has had to use one.

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