Gallot to reintroduce gun bill
While there is a general ban on firearms and other dangerous weapons on school property, Gallot said it does not apply to a student who possesses a firearm in a dorm room or while going to or from a vehicle.
“After this was brought to my attention, I filed House Bill 143 of the 2003 regular session,” he said.
Gallot said opponents of his bill — which would outlaw all personal weapons on campus — successfully argued that the bill was an infringement on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
“I was unable to secure enough votes to get the bill out of committee,” Gallot said.