Gun Control Advocates To Stage Counterprotest At Old Dominion U

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A gun rights group that plans a rally this week on Old Dominion University's campus will have some unwanted company when it gathers Tuesday on Kaufman Mall to push for less restrictive weapons policies.

The group will be confronted by gun control advocates who today said they've organized a counterdemonstration in support of a university proposal to ban concealed weapon permit holders from bringing guns into school facilities.

“Decisions about campus safety should be made by administrators, faculty, and students, not by extremists . . . who contribute nothing to the academic community in the commonwealth,” Andrew Goddard, president of the Virginia Center for Public Safety, said in a statement.

His son, Colin, survived being shot four times during the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.

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