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Proposed Va. bill would allow professors to carry guns

Monday - 1/30/2012, 7:12pm  ET

WASHINGTON - With the goal of preventing the next Virginia Tech massacre, a delegate in Virginia is proposing full-time college professors be allowed to carry guns on campus.

Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has proposed the bill which would allow professors who already have concealed weapon permits to carry the weapons. That way, a professor would be able to protect his or her class from an intruder.

The idea is garnering mixed reactions from students.

"I don't think I would want to carry a gun on campus," says one George Mason University student. "They could just go to that gun instead of resolving the issue another way."

Another student agreed, saying, "To be honest, I think no one should be having guns on campus.

WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report. Follow Neal Augenstein and WTOP on Twitter.

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