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2:48 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Guns on Campus

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla chancellor vows to oppose guns on campus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's chancellor of higher education vows to continue opposing any proposal to allow students to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Chancellor Glen Johnson made the comments Thursday during a budget presentation to state lawmakers. He says the state regents and officials with all 25 state colleges and universities oppose such a move, saying it creates a "more dangerous environment" on campuses.

Measures introduced in the last few legislative sessions have not been successful.

Republican state Rep. Jason Murphey of Guthrie introduced a bill two years ago, but says he likely won't this session because of an eight-bill limit imposed on House lawmakers. But Murphey says he expects a bill to be introduced in the Senate and that he'll sign on as a House sponsor.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.